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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Livestock and Antibiotics


Rest Assured, someone is finally doing something about this.

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. 

What said reputable farmer might look like
If you wish to show your support call your member of Congress at (202) 224-3121 and encourage them to support H.R. 965 and don't forget...sometimes actions speak louder than words. Send a message by doing your own part to combat antibiotic tainted food. Buy your meat from a local, reputable farmer. 



 


 


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