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John William 08.11.2020 14:12

Coronavirus mink scare - travel to & from Denmark banned ?
 
Looks like countries are going to really clamp down on people from Denmark or have been to Denmark
in recent days, entering their country with the UK imposing tough restrictions verging on a total
travel ban with Denmark.

BBC News - Covid19, Hauliers included in Denmark restrictions

Could this see Britains favourite Danish bacon disappearing from British supermarket shelves
before Christmas ?

slammer 08.11.2020 14:30

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Originally Posted by John William (Post 3236890)
Looks like countries are going to really clamp down on people from Denmark or have been to Denmark
in recent days, entering their country with the UK imposing tough restrictions verging on a total
travel ban with Denmark.

BBC News - Covid19, Hauliers included in Denmark restrictions

Could this see Britains favourite Danish bacon disappearing from British supermarket shelves
before Christmas ?

Seems the Danes have culled the entire captive Mink population, letīs hope it never recovers.

Sigh 08.11.2020 14:34

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Originally Posted by slammer (Post 3236895)
Seems the Danes have culled the entire captive Mink population, letīs hope it never recovers.

It is indeed a cruel business!

Positive cases in minkfarms have also been found in Sweden & Netherlands.

JackieH 08.11.2020 15:01

Re: Coronavirus mink scare - travel to & from Denmark banned ?
 
and it was of course done in the most awful of ways. Mink are such intelligent animals. The way they treat pigs is dreadful too.


I hope they get cut off from the EU and the rest of the world for this- might make them re-think their dreadful ways.

Sigh 08.11.2020 15:04

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Originally Posted by JackieH (Post 3236904)
and it was of course done in the most awful of ways. Mink are such intelligent animals. The way they treat pigs is dreadful too.


I hope they get cut off from the EU and the rest of the world for this- might make them re-think their dreadful ways.

Add the Danish annual whale killing in the Faraoe Islands :(

JackieH 08.11.2020 20:20

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Originally Posted by Sigh (Post 3236905)
Add the Danish annual whale killing in the Faraoe Islands :(


why do you groan this FGS - are you in favour? Really?

Tradition hides some very sick stuff - but this in particular.

Tom1234 08.11.2020 20:52

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Originally Posted by JackieH (Post 3236990)
why do you groan this FGS - are you in favour? Really?

.

He gives an abundance of groans but never, ever comes up with a convincing counter-argument.

He's not the only one though.

saiya-jin 09.11.2020 13:24

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Originally Posted by JackieH (Post 3236990)
why do you groan this FGS - are you in favour? Really?

Tradition hides some very sick stuff - but this in particular.


Don't worry about some old men venting their inner issues and complexes on some anonymous online forums, life is too short for that

Susie-Q 09.11.2020 15:16

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I couldn't even read articles on the story as it makes my heart hurt too much...those poor animals.

As much as I take COVID-19 seriously, I feel that this dips into the realm of hysteria. One of my closest friends is a veterinarian, and she has spoken about how animals regularly have a variety of corona viruses. I am admittedly ignorant as to how this strain found in Denmark could prove deadly for humans, but I am sure you could find similar types of viruses in a number of animals.

We humans are so destructive...

HickvonFrick 09.11.2020 15:19

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Originally Posted by Susie-Q (Post 3237260)
I couldn't even read articles on the story as it makes my heart hurt too much...those poor animals.

As much as I take COVID-19 seriously, I feel that this dips into the realm of hysteria. One of my closest friends is a veterinarian, and she has spoken about how animals regularly have a variety of corona viruses - I am ignorant as to how this strain found in Denmark could prove deadly for humans, but I am sure you could find similar types of viruses in a number of animals.

We humans are so destructive...

I know, so sad. Tens of millions of innocent animals.

I guess the only mitigating factor is they were already doomed to a cruel and unnecessary death. Time to ban the fur trade. Haven't we learnt yet that getting close to wild animals is a bad idea. Its highly likely its how the crisis started - and this is already another warning signal for the next crisis.

baboon 09.11.2020 15:40

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Originally Posted by Susie-Q (Post 3237260)
As much as I take COVID-19 seriously, I feel that this dips into the realm of hysteria...

Actually it doesn't. The problem is that the Mink version of the virus has sufficiently mutated that it would likely render all the current vaccine projects ineffective. Do you really want another year of this sh1t?

Susie-Q 09.11.2020 15:42

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Originally Posted by baboon (Post 3237274)
Actually it doesn't. The problem is that the Mink version of the virus has sufficiently mutated that it would likely render all the current vaccine projects ineffective. Do you really want another year of this sh1t?

No, I really do not. Like I said, I tried not to read the articles as it was too painful, thanks for the information.

I am not a scientist, nor do I understand how it could make the vaccine projects ineffective...but something tells me there are numerous risks for that out there.

st2lemans 09.11.2020 17:30

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Originally Posted by JackieH (Post 3236990)
why do you groan this FGS - are you in favour? Really?

Yes, as I like eating whale.

Tom

vladest 09.11.2020 17:33

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its not the end of the story. they just "lost" the minks while transportation during 60km of the road.

Axa 09.11.2020 17:45

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Originally Posted by HickvonFrick (Post 3237262)
I guess the only mitigating factor is they were already doomed to a cruel and unnecessary death. Time to ban the fur trade. Haven't we learnt yet that getting close to wild animals is a bad idea. Its highly likely its how the crisis started - and this is already another warning signal for the next crisis.


I don't think being close to minks is that different to being close to dogs. Dogs are a reservoir of things that can kill us and we love them anyway. If we have learnt something, dogs would be banned......sometimes it's good not to learn :D

Susie-Q 09.11.2020 18:24

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3237328)
Yes, as I like eating whale.

Tom

I hope that is a joke...

Talk to you later 09.11.2020 19:04

Re: Coronavirus mink scare - travel to & from Denmark banned ?
 
I gather you all don't use leather products or consume butchered animals either? As fur consumption is exactly same as wearing leather products or eating meat :cool:

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3237328)
Yes, as I like eating whale.

Tom

Does your wife know that you call her a whale? :p

JackieH 09.11.2020 19:06

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I am sure it is not. And I get his point, I like beef, so in a way there is no difference. Apart that the beef I eat is not stabbed to death in a massive blood bath. And yes, I have visited out local abattoir. Not nice, but respectful- local farms, quick death, proper stunning.

Talk to you later 09.11.2020 19:13

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There is no "respect" if something is killed without it's consent. With a knife or a bolt gun.
Humans just make up those terms to justify the killing and feel ok about themselves ;)

slammer 09.11.2020 19:38

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I have no problem killing animals for food, after all the food chain is a natural thing and at the end of the day we are part of it too and I donīt think that we are at the top of that chain... that would be the worms that eat us.
I do however have a problem with killing animals for vanity.


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