Foxhunting is alive and well in Dutchess County in NY. It is not a significant political issue (especially if you want get elected)
Rabies here is much more significant as a population control in the racoon, fox and skunk populations. Coyotes have increased in numbers and may help reduce the deer herds which are bursting at the seams. Coyotes and fox compete for the same territories, and in the absence of wolves, have no predators other than man and the rabies virus.