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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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To: FDA

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. 

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

Supporters

  • 6636
    Lena Rehberger
    Macedonia, OH
    11 months ago
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    Sumner Byrne
    Oak Ridge, TN
    11 months ago
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    Amaya Maura Deniz
    Saint Paul, MN
    11 months ago
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    Sarah Martinez
    Oak Forest, IL
    11 months ago
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    Anthony Nirmaier
    Caryville, TN
    11 months ago
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    Alexandra Philipps
    Lübeck, SH
    11 months ago
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    Michele Denski
    Lake Worth, FL
    11 months ago
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    Geraldine Donigan
    San Diego, CA
    11 months ago
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    Klaus Steinbrecher
    Angel Fire, NM
    11 months ago
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    Kathryn Melton
    Deer Park, TX
    11 months ago
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    Clarette Wenta
    Mayville, MI
    11 months ago
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    Malva Mcintosh
    Georgetown, TX
    11 months ago
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    Gordon Kelly
    Port Saint Lucie, FL
    11 months ago
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    Tara Caprani
    Pointe Claire,
    11 months ago

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