The fox is a beautiful animal, splendid colours from ruddy brown to silver, see a silver fox on a moonlit night, there's a magical sight. I suppose see it in your chicken run, having savaged your hens then it's a different matter.
If I leave my car unattended with lots of flashy and attractive items inside on display, I can rant at those who would take advantage but I am not totally unaware of the posibility of someone being tempted and the responsibilty to protect my car and things is mine.
So it is with the fox, our bad husbandry should not be blamed on the fox. It is the same with the badger (and foot and mouth). Governments have decided the best way to deal with farmers problems, is to allow them to kill something. It does not solve the problem but it seems to keep the farmers happy for a while and stops them blaming the Government.
No one is seriously maintaining anymore that hunting with dogs has any effect on fox populations. We all kill more on the roads with our cars that hunts ever manage to do.