Mette Frederiksen and Mogens Jensen issued a warning from Folketinget

A slap on the wrist for Mette Frederiksen and Mogens Jensen after their handling of the mink cull during the pandemic

Mette Frederiksen and Mogens Jensen receive a warning for the 2020 mink cull(photo: Nettverk for dyrs frihet)
July 5th, 2022 3:47 pm| by Benedicte Vagner

The Folketinget has issued an warning to PM Mette Frederiksen and Mogens Jensen, the former food, agriculture and fisheries minister, for their decision to cull millions of mink during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The mass mink culling occurred in Denmark in 2020, and the Mink Commission has said statements made in connection to the order were “grossly misleading and clearly illegal”.

Warned by their own party
Enhedslisten, De Radikale, SF and Socialdemokratiet voiced their support for the prime minister, while simultaneously condeming how quickly and poorly the decision to cull the minks was made.

The warning by the Folketinget has no practical consequence and is, in some sense, little more than a slap on the wrist. However, it is very rare for a prime minister to receive such a warning, and PM Frederiksen is far from done with dealing with the reprecussions of her decision.

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