"The row has a contemporary political resonance because the modern debate often alludes to the fact that even the Nazis outlawed fox-hunting." (my emphasis)
Come off it, Graun! That's not how it works. The fact the nazis did something is without exception used as an argument against it, although not necessarily a good one. I've never come across anyone arguing the reverse, which is implied here, that something is so self-evidently proper that even the nazis agreed.