Traditional Boxing Day hunt gets underway

Crowds gather to see off the traditional Grove and Rufford Hunt in South Yorkshire.

Dozens of Boxing Day hunts have gone ahead across the UK as campaigners call for tougher laws to keep foxes safe.

Fox hunting was banned in England and Wales following the introduction of the Hunting Act 2004 - which came into force a year later.

However, drag hunting - where hounds are trained to follow an artificial scent - is permitted under the legislation.

More than 80 Boxing Day hunt meets are taking place across the UK, with the majority being held in England, according to the Countryside Alliance.