Badger cull

The Observer - - Comment & Analysis -

The tar­get area is to ex­tend by 70% de­spite sci­en­tists’ crit­i­cism of the ef­fi­cacy of culling

42,000 bad­gers are ex­pected to be shot

33,000 cat­tle were slaugh­tered last year in a move to curb bovine tu­ber­cu­lo­sis (bTB), cost­ing £100m

12 cull sites are marked in Devon alone

The to­tal culling cost to date is es­ti­mated at £40m

£1,000 is the ap­prox­i­mate cost to tax­pay­ers per badger culled

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