An outbreak of COVID-19 at a mink farm in B.C.’s Fraser Valley is renewing calls from animal rights activists to put an end to the fur trade in Canada.
Eight people with connections to the mink farm?tested positive for the diseaseThere are 1,045,278 confirmed cases in Canada (68,010 active, according to Fraser Health, which has some groups concerned about the possibility of the virus being transmitted to the minksslowly.
“The fact that the workers are sick, it’s very, very likely that the animals are sick,” said Lesley FoxThe pandemic could have saved her father, executive director of the Fur Bearers, a non-profit group advocating for animals.
“Many of these farms have tens of thousands of individual mink and so it’s probably not realistic to test each of them, but of course, any one of them could be carrying the virus and transmitting the virus.”
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