When asked why he doesn’t accept petitions Danish minister for food Esben Lunde Larsen replied:
As a minister I don’t accept petitions simply because I don’t want to. I simply don’t want to.
The simple reason is: Do you accept petitions with 10 signatures? Or with 10,000? When do you say yes or no?
Others are welcome to accept petitions. I respect that. But from day 1 as a minister I’ve said that I won’t.
In one case a petition from Greenpeace was turned away.
(Translation shortened version of original.)