COPENHAGEN (dpa-AFX) – The world’s largest auction house for fur, Kopenhagen Fur, has to close in the course of the mass culling of millions of minks in Denmark. He communicated this discouraging news to the company’s 300 or so employees in the morning, said company boss Jesper Lauge Christensen on Thursday evening to the Danish broadcaster TV2. The reason for this is that all mink in the country should be killed. The government had ordered this because the corona virus had mutated in the fur animals and had been transmitted to humans.
However, the fur house is not over yet, as the company later emphasized in a message: Copenhagen Fur is about to have a normal sales season in 2021 and is expecting around five to six million mink pelts from Danish breeding farms without corona in the course of the next few weeks. Infections and getting out of harm’s way. These are to be offered together with an estimated six million skins from the previous year and other skins from abroad at a total of four planned auctions in 2021.
In the long term, however, the loss of Danish mink production means that the owner base will collapse. That is why the management decided to carry out a controlled closure over the next two to three years.
Copenhagen Fur is owned by the Danish mink breeders. The company was founded in 1930 by the Danish Fur Breeding Association./trs/DP/he