Badger cull cost £4,121 per animal, says charity
These figures are not official - but they appear credible.
Cost was always a key question.
Culling trials carried out around the West Country a decade ago showed TB rates could be slightly reduced if enough badgers were killed.
But the experts in charge advised against - warning that the costs would be too great.
The last government accepted that; this government did not.
Bristol's mayor says budget cuts will have a 'real impact'
Be in no doubt: the mayor's three-year programme of cuts will provoke a storm of protest.
He knows it - briefing journalists, he repeatedly used adjectives like "tough" and "bold".
West Somerset councillors vote to lose chief executive
The idea is this is the first step along the way towards the two councils really merging their staff and services.
One of the particular reasons for pushing ahead with this vote now is to try and curry favour with government and get a bit of money out of them.
Badger cull: Can Defra get enough farmers to pay?
Could the government be about to perform another U-turn, this time over controversial plans to cull badgers?
Rural cuts in Somerset and Gloucestershire bite hard
In the rural West country, residents have long complained that their way of life is under threat. And it seems changing the politicians in charge makes little difference.
Three years ago I visited the village of Kingsdon in South Somerset to report on one village's struggle against closures.