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Complainant Name:
Noveprim Group

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror

Complaint:

The Chief Executive Officer of Noveprim Group complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice about an article which reported on the euthanasia of macaque monkeys at a breeding centre in Mauritius. The complainant expressed particular concern about a claim that the monkeys had been destroyed because they were an inappropriate size for testing in British laboratories, stating that the action was, in fact, a sanitary measure to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis.

Resolution:

While the newspaper did not accept that it had breached the Editors' Code, the matter was resolved when it agreed to remove the piece from its website.

Date Published: 18/03/2013



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