Badger cull costs
Police costs incurred for the badger cull in Avon and Somerset during 2019 amounted to £646,597.16
In 2018 it amounted to £446,642.11, in 2017 it was £582,154 and in 2016 it totalled £700,303.36.
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).