The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the end of the mink fur industry in Europe. Last year, three-quarters of the farms were closed and several countries have advanced the prohibition of these farms after being revealed as a focus of outbreaks of the disease. Spain, for the moment, distances itself from this trend: of the 29 farms operating before the pandemic was declared, 26 are still active. The Ministry of Agriculture published this month a control program for an activity that, for now, is maintained.
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