Every day, antibiotics are given to healthy farm animals to promote growth and prevent disease. Some of these farm animals are developing harmful antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, which can spread to other animals and humans.
The FDA recently announced a plan to control the use of sub-therapeutic doses of antibiotics by, for example, asking drug makers to change the labels on antibiotics. But this plan doesn’t go nearly far enough.
Stand with organizations such as the Organic Consumers Association and urge the FDA to enact a mandatory ban on all sub-therapeutic doses of antibiotics in livestock.
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We, the undersigned, are concerned about the effectiveness of the FDA’s new rules on antibiotic use in livestock. Factory farms would have three years to voluntarily opt in to implementing FDA’s new rules. And there’s nothing mandating farms to actually follow them.
I stand with organizations such as the Organic Consumers Association in urging the FDA to enact a mandatory ban on all sub-therapeutic, doses of antibiotics in livestock. Protect humans, animals and the environment from harmful antibiotics immediately.
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