Cost of policing badger cull in Derbyshire 2021
Date of alert:
Saturday, 9 April 2022
Police costs incurred for the badger cull in Derbyshire Constabulary during 2021 amounted to £301,072.
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).