Skip to comments.Thousands of farmed minks have died from COVID-19 in Utah
Posted on 10/11/2020 5:32:36 PM PDT by dynachrome
Nearly 10,000 minks have died across several farms in Utah due to COVID-19 in a matter of weeks, a state official said.
State veterinarian Dean Taylor told NBC News that the deaths have been spread across nine mink farms in Utah over just two weeks.
While the official noted research indicates there hasnt been a spread from minks to humans, he said that the minks suffered from respiratory issues, which have also been reported among humans.
Minks show open mouth breathing, discharge from their eyes and nose, and are not sick for several days before they pass away. They typically die within the next day, he told the network.
He also said that older animals have proven to be more vulnerable to the disease.
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It was an actual story, so I posted it here. LOL
Poor little beasties. I hate mink farms and never wear fur. Eat meat, which is good use of animals.
Are minks bigger than sables?
Save the pelts!
THINK MINK (Jack Glasnick)
I thought he said armed minks....
Minks don't sneeze? There's something starving Chinese communists won't eat? Or is this a calculated lie so minks aren't culled? Once politics gets involved the first thing to die is the truth.
How many minks does it take to make a size 8 full length stroller?....
Minks are about the size of a grey squirrel.
There’s one that lives where I take my grandson fishing.
Last summer the mink came up to my grandson, stood on his hind legs and begged for a fish. We hadn’t caught any yet, so after a minute or two, he went into the creek. dove under water and then emerged gripping a sunfish in his teeth.
He’s not afraid of humans and apparently has begged fish frequently from people.
They had a problem with mink farms in the Netherlands this summer
Some people think wearing fur coats is a good use of animals.
They’re dead at that point anyway. They don’t know the difference.
They make good hats.
I’m not a doctor, but the idea that Wuhan/CCP virus infects and kills animals not closely related to human beings somewhat troubling.
Did they test them for the virus, or are these cases “presumptive?”
So what proof do we have the minks died from any human respiratory disease? Sounds more like they were poisoned.
I believe the chinese claimed cats were carriers? Or just a rumor that caused people to kill their pets?
Send Mittens a mink Co(vid)at.
“I hate mink farms and never wear fur. Eat meat, which is good use of animals.”
Won’t wear fur? How “politically correct” of you for someone who’s tag says how you hate PC, lol. That same fur that kept all of our ancestors alive and warm in winter throughout history.
As to mink farms, years ago, when I was much younger, I used to cross country ski right out the front door of my town home in IL during winter, and head along the side of a cornfield right next to where I lived, and onto a golf course nearby.
Golf courses in winter are beautiful places to cross country ski. No one around, usually some parts are mildly hilly, it’s so peacefully quiet, and you glide past frozen ponds, a landscape dotted with white-coated greenery and a variety of trees and bushes, their boughs laden with snow.
I absolutely loved being out there. Part of the golf course backed up on a rural wooded area, and I would glide through a broken part of the wire fence separating the course from the woods and then ski some more in this more “wild” area of nature beyond the fence.
One day I came across a “mink farm” tucked back in the woods. Hundreds of cages chock full of minks, their coats bushy for warmth against old man winter’s chill. Beautiful coats. I could see why their pelts were so valuable to humans, not only for warmth, but for the beauty of the fur. My guess is that old mink farm is long gone, but what a find it was as I went skiing one day.
I would go back often to admire the little critters, knowing that their fate one day would be to enhance a human being also seeking warmth from that same fur the minks were born with. Man has always used animal pelts for warmth, back to caveman days. It’s the way of nature.
We are fortunate of have synthetic furs nowadays, for those that are squeamish about wearing real fur. For myself, I love the beauty of leather and fur, and have no such qualms. It is just life, the pecking order, it’s nature where all animals do what is necessary to guarantee the survival of their fittest.
We do it too, and I hope we don’t all get so politically correct that we forget our survival skills and the tried and true ways of how to exist out in nature, just in case one day we find ourselves in some catastrophic situation where it’s back to the woods for us. It’s why hunters hunt, a skill that should be honored and pursued as some day we may have to revert back to the old skills of survival. I want some part of our human population to be prepared both physically and psychologically for any contingency that may be needed, including living in the wild.
What good is a high tech skill against an immediate need of survival out in nature? No computer keyboards will be of help then. We eat, therefore we kill animals. I get hungry and I like meat, just as all of my human predecessors did. It’s the way of all things. May we manage our wildlife resources well; ultimately they are our food bank, companions, enemies and sources of wonderment and beauty.
I will now pet my gorgeous cat who, by the way, has beautiful fur, but lol, she’s not on my hit list. She’s in the companion category, unless she crosses me. I sleep with one eye open......
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