1 of 7 Hunting supporters gather before the start of the Lunesdale Hunt in Sedburgh, Cumbria, to show their solidarity for one last time before the ban is introduced on 18 February 2005.
2 of 7 Huntsman Paul Whitehead leads the hounds off on foot in Lunesdale, one of about 250 hunts throughout England and Wales to meet on Thursday.
3 of 7 Members of the oldest foxhunt in the country, the Bilsdale Hunt, set off for the final time in Thirsk nearly 350 years after the organisation was first established.
4 of 7 Meanwhile outside the House Of Commons, International Fund for Animal Welfare campaigners raise a glass to the forthcoming ban.
5 of 7 Police in Hullavington, Wiltshire, oversee the start of the Duke of Beaufort's Hunt where hundreds gather in the driving rain to support the event, which costs around £400,000 every year to run.
6 of 7 Beaufort Hunt Joint Master Capt Ian Farquhar leads the way along the route which has become very popular with Prince Charles, his sons and Camilla Parker Bowles.
7 of 7 Anti-hunt organisations, for whom the ban is the culmination of years of campaigning, say they hope most continuing hunts will stay within the law.