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Guardian Public Editor Responds With Fix to Wild Horse Article

The Guardian replaced the above photograph, which was captioned "Overcrowding on the frontiers of the American west could lead to a depletion of natural resources for wild horses" but turned out to be a photograph of horses at the rapa das bestas in Sabucedo, Spain. (photo: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

An article about wild horses — “Why you really should (but really can’t) eat horse meat” — published January 9, 2015, in the Guardian was revised today in response to a January 31 reader email pointing out errors in one of the article’s main photographs and its accompanying caption.

The Daily Pitchfork thanks the Guardian for correcting the photo and its accompanying footnote: “This article was amended on 4 February 2015. The story originally included a photograph of wild horses in Sabucedo, Spain. It has been removed.” 

Other errors in the article also pointed out to the Guardian have been forwarded by the public editor to the reporter, Caty Enders, for her review. Stay tuned.

About Vickery Eckhoff (16 Articles)
Vickery Eckhoff is the co-founder and executive editor of The Daily Pitchfork. Her articles on wild horses, public lands grazing and the meat industry have been published in Forbes, the Huffington Post, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Alternet and Salon.
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3 Comments on Guardian Public Editor Responds With Fix to Wild Horse Article

  1. This is wonderful news!!!!!!

  2. Great work as usual, Ms. Eckhoff.

  3. Thank you, Vickery!

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