Speaking of this...Did you know that the FDA estimates US livestock get 29 million pounds of non-therapeutic antibiotics per year! Not a very appetizing number is it. This devastating statistic accounts for over 70% of all antibiotics used in the U.S. (Union of Concerned Scientists, 2011). Congress woman Louise Slaughter (no pun intended) of NY is reintroducing H.R. 965 the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act. Her legislation would limit the use of seven classes of antibiotics currently used to treat animals, most of which are already healthy, and preserve their use for humans.
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