The animal rights activists had tried to stop the killing, but the green light came after the Amsterdam court blocked the appeal filed by the associations. The first cases of coronaviruses on farms were identified in April, in May the government reported two cases of transmission from animals to humans, the first outside of China. Minks, even puppies, will be killed with gas, disposed of bodies and sanitized companies. Animal welfare associations fighting against fur production and trade are calling for the closure of production plants: “We ask the 24 countries around the world that still allow mink farming to evaluate the situation and the evidence from countries very quickly Netherlands, ”said Claire Bass, director of the UK’s Humane Society International.
According to the organization, China, Denmark and Poland are the largest mink producers, every year 60 million visions are cut for fur. In Holland, according to data the Dutch Federation of Pelt Farmers reported by Reuters, there are 140 mink farms that export 90 million euros of fur per year.
In Italy, Massimo Comparotto, president of the OIPA, international animal protection organization, spoke on the matter: “We appeal to the Italian Government to decide the closure of all fur farms in Italy, unfortunately still active in Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia Romagna and Abruzzo, providing for the recovery and rehabilitation of animals, “he said. “In these factories, the animals live mostly in poor hygiene conditions and the stress they suffer from birth to killing is very high, forced as they are to suffer a narrow captivity in hell scenarios.”