Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms
Antibiotics are a miracle of modern medicine, used to treat everything from skin and ear infections to potentially life-threatening blood infections. They are designed to be given in precise doses, to treat specific sicknesses. But once big farming operations discovered that a regular dose of antibiotics promoted rapid growth and prevented disease in their livestock, they started to routinely give the drugs to healthy animals.
The result? Bacteria on farms animals grow resistant to antibiotics and can travel through our food, water and the air we breathe to infect millions of Americans. Every year, 23,000 people die from drug-resistant infections. We cannot let any more deadly outbreaks occur, just so Big Ag can continue to fatten up healthy animals for bigger profits.
Please tell the Obama administration to protect public health, by directing the FDA to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.