Sorry for your loss, HW. Still, we can only blame humans for this, not the fox. The fox is doing what foxes do (as mercenary as that may be at times), but it is without a shadow of a doubt the morons who are in the 'little fluffy doggie woggie' brigade that don't see the fox for what it is, a hardcore killing machine. People invite them into their gardens, even into their homes, feed them up, make them realise that man isn't a threat after all. That then becomes second nature, taught into the young pups, and will eventually become instinct. Then, until one of these do-gooder idiots suddenly has a pet cat, dog, or perish the thought, a small human badly injured by said 'killing machine', they'll never understand the damage they are doing.
I'm all for hunts, maybe not so much in method, but certainly in principle. Put the fear of god in them, push them back to where they rightly belong, and where they used to be doing a good job of pest control. Now, they are the pest!
Either that or lets start re-introducing Wolves again. See how brazen they are then
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