The architect of the Great Mink Cull of 2020, Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen, led her Social Democrats to victory in Tuesday’s elections.

Cockburn is dismayed, for her government presided over the mass slaughter of over 15 million minks in Denmark, devastating an industry that brought in three-quarters of a billion dollars per year. The concern was that the poor creatures could spread a mutated form of Covid-19.

After initially burying the dead animals, the government realized that that might not be such a good idea. The Covid-19 scare may be eliminated, but what about the pollution...

The architect of the Great Mink Cull of 2020, Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen, led her Social Democrats to victory in Tuesday’s elections.

Cockburn is dismayed, for her government presided over the mass slaughter of over 15 million minks in Denmark, devastating an industry that brought in three-quarters of a billion dollars per year. The concern was that the poor creatures could spread a mutated form of Covid-19.

After initially burying the dead animals, the government realized that that might not be such a good idea. The Covid-19 scare may be eliminated, but what about the pollution of drinking water? So the mink saga continued, and they were dug up to be incinerated.

But wait, there is more! Not only was the government forced to admit in 2020 that it had overstepped its authority, but it was also lambasted by a report that analyzed its actions. Frederiksen was then forced to call an early election by one of her coalition partners.

Though the prime minister looks set to serve another term after her coalition’s close win Tuesday, she has tendered her resignation in the hopes of forming a government with more extensive backing. The majority of Frederiksen’s bloc means she is not at any particular risk.

So there seems to be no justice in store for the minks. The least they could have asked for was for the mastermind of the Great Cull to be voted out of office. But alas, it really stinks to be a mink in Denmark.