International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems



A conference to discuss the mid-Atlantic rabies outbreak was held in 1983 at the National Zoo facility in Front Royal. A live oral rabies vaccine has successfully halted the spread of fox rabies in Europe. Still, it is unclear if a similar approach would work in the USA, where raccoons are the primary wildlife vector for rabies. Brief notes describe a new Buddhist animal organization, a journalism award for articles on animal welfare, a new BVA fund to support a professorship in Animal Welfare in the UK, the establishment of the new Institute for Alternative Agriculture, an Animal Toxicology Hotline, and a new Award for Animal Welfare Science announced in Germany.