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The RSPCA has lodged a formal complaint with the Press Complaints Commission against The Daily Telegraph after the charity claimed the newspaper failed to print an apology or offer a right to reply after a series of “potentially defamatory” articles.

The RSPCA says the stories were “factually incorrect and reflect a biased and unbalanced reporting style”.

In a statement released last week, the charity said: “The articles show clear support for the political agenda of the Countryside Alliance in seeing the return of bloodsports.

We are referring in particular to the stories claiming we broke charity rules over the successful prosecution of a hunt and saying we were warned on hunt prosecutions by the Charity Commission.”

RSPCA chief executive Gavin Grant said: “These stories are a sustained attack on the RSPCA. [The Daily Telegraph] is not entitled to produce factually inaccurate articles that smear the good name of the RSPCA.”

The rest of this article appears in the 30th January issue of Shooting Times.

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