FDA: Your New Plan to Curb Antibiotic Use in Livestock Doesn’t Go Far Enough

FDA: Your New Plan to Curb Antibiotic Use in Livestock Doesn’t Go Far Enough

About the Petition

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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