Taxpayers paid more than £56,000 in compensation to a badger culling company after a cull was cancelled in favour of mass vaccination in the area.
But now even inoculated animals will probably be shot under a huge expansion of the cull that for the first time takes in Derbyshire – the number-one county for vaccination of the legally protected species.
The expansion is despite the government announcing in March that culling would be phased out in favour of a vaccination programme.
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