Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A prickly subject

Is there any news that the Daily Mail can't or won't twist, distort or misrepresent? The British Hedgehog Preservation Society have been prompted to issue a clarification after the rag printed a story claiming that experts have advised people not to feed hedgehogs in the autumn.

Similarly, Dawn Scott of the University of Brighton (the expert quoted) has also issued a statement, branding the story "misleading" and explaining that she was making a much more nuanced point about the need for further research into anthropogenic feeding.

(Thanks to Lyndsey for the link.)

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