|Fox Hunt out of Powderham Castle England|
|Fox Hunt includes Children|
|Fox Hound, developed to hunt down & kill foxes for the pleasure of the rich and idle|
|Victimized for centuries and still today|
In Germany Hermann Goring first banned hunting with hounds with an initiative on July 3, 1934. In '39 the Nazi elite extended the ban to include Austria after Germany's annexation of the country. Bernd Ergert, director of Germany's hunting museum in Munich said that the aristocrats were understandably furious but they could do nothing about the ban given the totalitarian nature of the regime.
At least he did something right!
The Masters of Foxhounds Association of America states that an Englishman Robert Brooke was the first to import hunting hounds to America by bringing his pack with him into Maryland in 1650 when he imported his horses with a pack of foxhounds. Around this same time European red foxes were being introduced into the Eastern seaboard of North America for the purpose of hunting and killing them for sport. The very first organized hunt was for a group rather than a single person and was started by one Thomas, 6th Lord of Fairfax in 1747.
In the United States Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both kept packs of fox hounds before and after the American Revolutionary War and very likely used them to hunt and kill foxes.
|Imported Victim of Bloodthirsty Fox Hunts|
|Victoria, Australia Fox Hunt|