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Retraction of Report on Yoko Ono Protest


08 June 2007 update - Our story from 30 May 2007 headlined "British Artist, Yoko Ono Eat Dog In Protest Of Royal Family's Treatment Of Animals" contained an inaccurate and untrue reference to Yoko Ono. We apologize to Yoko Ono and her representatives and regret any inconvenience this story may have caused.

Here follows a corrected story:

A British artist has eaten a Corgi dog in protest of the royal family's treatment of animals.

Appearing May 29 on a London radio show, 37-year-old Mark McGowan ate "about three bites" of the dog meat to highlight what he called Prince Philip's mistreatment of a fox during a hunt in February.

Speaking to Reuters, McGowan said "I've never tasted anything like it - it was grey and had a very funny smell. It was horrible." The dog died of natural causes at a Corgi breeder's kennel.

McGowan said he was angry that the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, of which the royal family is a patron, had not persecuted Prince Philip for hunting and killing the fox. The RSPCA said the animal did not suffer.

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