This story further confirms that my ancestors were right to flee England more than a century ago. It’s a madhouse…
“The total cost of policing the badger cull pilot has been confirmed as nearly Â£2.5m – or about Â£1,311 per badger.”
Do the maths. Rational people would allow locals to roam the landscape with varmint rifles and knock badgers off for exercise. A decent calibre is 222 Remington. A 50 grain bullet costs about 10â‚µ, powder, another 10â‚µ, and a primer 3â‚µ. The cartridge case can be reused dozens of times so it’s $free. That leaves a cost of 23â‚µ per badger. Perhaps you need to dig a hole to bury them. I could throw that in for $free, too.
So, the UK is getting the government crazy people deserve and demand, making nonsensical rules, implementing insane policies, and getting the job done in the most inefficient manner possible. Next they will require badgers be given appearances in court before execution… (SARCASM). Likely the government of UK does not trust locals with firearms and feels the taxpayers are slaves who can’t complain if the money was wasted.