Responding to explosive growth in coronavirus cases among its mink population, Denmark today approved measures mandating masks for minks. The measures come after the Danish government rejected a plan to cull the country’s entire mink population.
A disappointed Danish prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, reluctantly agreed to the new recommendations. “Well, if we’re unable to march millions of minks to their death, then I guess masks are the next best thing.”
The controversial mink mask mandate is revealing deep divisions within the Danish population between those who support the mask mandate and those who would prefer a mink massacre. In Copenhagen over the weekend, demonstrators carried signs and chanted, “hey, hey, ho, ho, those Covid coats have got to go.”
Concerned Danish officials worry that a mink mask mandate immediately introduces a series of daunting challenges. “We simply do not have the infrastructure in place to produce 15 million masks for minks,” said Frederiksen. “We are currently in talks with China to produce the masks as quickly as possible, but we must remember, no has ever engineered a mink mask before. We’re totally starting from scratch here.”
Minks are also urged to maintain a two foot separation from one another. The recommendations come after researchers discovered minks are incapable of projecting viral droplets more than two feet.
Meanwhile in Sweden, there seems to be no indecision regarding what to do with its mink population. “We’re just going to kill them,” said Benny Andersson, CEO of a Swedish animal rights group. “Other than breeding stock, it’s killing season for minks anyway. We look at it as hastening herd immunity.”