HUNT supporters from the Huddersfield area joined a protest in Leeds today.
They were among representatives from six local groups at a country sports rally.
The groups included the Holme Valley Beagles, the Badsworth and Bramham Moor Foxhounds, the Northern Counties Minkhounds, the Old Yorkshire Coursing Club and representatives from the local shooting, fishing, falconry, ferreting and farming communities.
All were accompanied by their foxhounds, beagles, bassets, minkhounds, terriers, lurchers, greyhounds, gundogs, birds of prey and ferrets.
The event has been organised in the run up to Countryside to Town Week - a National week of promotional activity from August 7 to 14.
Working people and their animals will visit town centres to promote the countryside and country sports to a wider public.
The initiative, which is featured in the 2004 Hunting Action Pack, began last year when more than 20 events took place.
Julie Nelson, organiser of this week's event, said "Most rural people know the benefits of country sports, but we are now eager to educate and inform those who do not know.
"I organised several Countryside to Town events last year in York and Hull and I was delighted and encouraged with the response from the public."