Foxes kill many, many rodents and other small animals that can carry diseases harmful to man and that compete with many for food. Rodents damage or destroy vast amounts of grain and other human foods each year. They also kill rabbits who eat large amount of grasses and crops that serve as food for domestic livestock. Foxes are very wary around humans and rarely cause human injury and rarely take on livestock. Basically, the fox is much more beneficial than it is a menace. In the city where I live, one neighborhood complained to the city that there were a number of foxes in their area. The city trapped them and had them killed. Within months the same neighborhood was complaining that their area was overrun with mice and rats. Gee, I wonder why?
In my opinion fox-hunting is good. Foxes are pests and hunting helps control numbers. They hurt and even kill lambs, chickens and in some cases young children. Quite recently twin baby girls were mauled by a fox when they were sleeping. Do you want your children and animals killed? I didn't think so. It helps preserve the country side. Although, fox hunting should not be done in a cruel manner.