An exhibitor carries his bird to the Spring Bird Show in Staffordshire w hich went ahead yesterday despite attempts to ban it over claims it could cause the spread of bird flu.
The fair, at the County Showground in Stafford, attracted thousands of visitors exhibiting exotic birds.
Campaigners failed in their attempts to stop the show from going ahead at the High Court last week.
The application for a ban was made by animal welfare worker Malcolm Haynes, from Great Wyrley, Staffordshire.
It was made in connection with a High Court challenge, due to be heard in March, against Stafford Borough Council's policy of allowing the sale of thousands of birds, including foreign exotic varieties, at bird fairs at the Staffordshire County Showground.
Lawyers for Mr Haynes argued that the show involving about 10,000 birds should be banned because the law was not clear at present and offering birds for sale could be illegal.
There was also the possibility that there could be birds imported from Europe present, raising the risk of avian flu.
The organiser of yesterday's show, Shaun Smith, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, said in a statement that granting an injunction to ban it would have caused "enormous upheaval, inconvenience for very many people and great financial harm".
* World tourism chiefs will this week hold the first in a series of briefings about the impact of bird flu on travel.
The tourism bosses - members of United Nations agency the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) - will discuss avian flu during the world's largest travel fair, ITB Berlin, on Friday.
"So far its impact on tourism has been minimal, but we need to prepare for all eventualities. There is a need for efficient sharing of information and preparation," said a spokesman.