LIKE bankers’ fat bonuses and those naff drinks cabinets shaped like globes, I had naively assumed that mink coats were largely a thing of the past.

Surely, with the range of synthetic fabrics available today, coats and other products made from real fur have no place in a civilised society.

But it seems there’s still a sickening demand for mink fur. Denmark has now culled all its mink because of the government’’s concern over a coronavirus mutation in the animals.

Mass graves are now filled with millions of the slaughtered mammals, and mink farms are facing ruin not just in Denmark but also countries such as Spain, Sweden, Italy, and America.

“It seems very unjust,” said one farmer. Not quite as unjust as the brutal process of farming animals for their fur.