COVID-19 vaccine, mink farming, animal agriculture, public health and infectious disease
Nova Scotia's Department of Agriculture has quietly announced its plan to prop up the mink farm industry, by paying for COVID-19 vaccines for minks. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve learned that minks can catch COVID, spread it between themselves, and transmit it to the humans who work on these farms. As part of Nova Scotia’s vaccination program, 54,000 doses will be administered to the animals whose pelts will eventually be sold overseas.
Jodi Lazare, "Taxpayer-funded COVID Shots for Minks just the Latest Nova Scotia Industry Outage", SaltWire (16 November 2021), onlin: .