All minks on farms to be culled

first_img Twitter Facebook Google+ Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows All minks on farms to be culled WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – November 19, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+center_img Previous articleCovid-19: Urgent appeal to Donegal people to take action nowNext articleNorths Health Minister to bring forward more Covid measures News Highland Homepage BannerNews Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme All minks on farms in Ireland are to be culled over the next few weeks because of Covid-19 concerns.It’s because a mutated strain of the virus has been linked to the animals in Denmark.There are around 100 thousand minks in three farms across the country in Donegal, Laois and Kerry.Plans have already been in place to phase out the practice but it’s understood the Chief Medical Officer has written to the Department of Agriculture recommending they mink be culled over the next few weeks.It’s after officials in Denmark discovered a mutated form of Covid 19 can pass back to humans from minks.It’s led to concerns here that if there were a mutation of the virus it could affect the roll out of any vaccine.The farmers will be allowed use the remaining mink to make fur but there will be no further breeding of mink in Ireland once they are gone. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img