Badger at night(c)Rex
The pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire last year cost £5,200 for every badger killed, according to official figures. Defra published figures on Friday (14 November) showing 1,879 badgers were killed at a cost of £6.3m. The figure, when added to the £3.5m cost of policing the culls, means the first year of the pilots cost the taxpayer £9.8m. Therefore, each badger killed in the pilot cost £5,216. Defra had to pay for the policing costs, charged to them […]
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