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Complainant Name:
Mr Christopher Orrett

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Western Morning News

Complaint:

Mr Christopher Orrett complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which was, in his view, inaccurate and misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The complainant said that it was not the case that the ‘cull rate' of cattle had increased.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved after the newspaper published the following correction:

Initially, the Western Morning News reported that [the figure of 12,061 cattle slaughtered in 2013] represented a year-on-year increase in the total number of animals killed, which was incorrect. Instead, the number is slightly lower than the same period in 2012, which was 12,279.

Date Published: 16/09/2013



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