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Complainant Name:
Mr David Andrews

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr David Andrews of London complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which reported that foxes were responsible for the spread of the potentially fatal lungworm parasite to dogs. The complainant said that, contrary to the article's assertion, the disease was only spread to dogs by slugs and snails.


The newspaper provided evidence to support its assertion that the parasite was indeed carried in fox faeces. Accordingly, it did not accept that the article was in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code. Nevertheless, the matter was resolved when the newspaper agreed to mark its cuttings for future reference.

Date Published: 05/07/2011

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