Cost of policing badger culls in Derbyshire reaches over £300,000

New figures show that it cost just over £300,000 to police badger culls in Derbyshire last year.

Wednesday, 6th April 2022, 8:03 am
Any costs incurred by Derbyshire Police will be paid by Defra.
Any costs incurred by Derbyshire Police will be paid by Defra.

Derbyshire Police have revealed that it cost them £301,072 to police the badger culls that took place in the county during 2021.

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These costs are covered in full by Defra - the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Badger culling is a Defra initiative, licensed by Natural England, to carry out targeted culls in selected rural areas in an attempt to tackle Bovine Tuberculosis (TB).

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