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Support the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

Seventy percent of antibiotics in the United States go to healthy animals at factory farms. This indiscriminate use creates virulent “super bugs” — bacteria that are resistant to commonly used drugs and dangerous to human and animal health.

Congress is considering a bill that would stop the worst drug abuse on farms. Tell Congress to support the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act »

Super bugs travel from the animals to farm workers and consumers. University of Iowa found that three-fourths of hogs in Iowa and western Illinois and two-thirds of the workers who handled them contracted antibiotic-resistant MRSA, a potentially fatal infection.

The agricultural industry maintains they need antibiotics to help livestock grow to market weight. But this antibiotic abuse leads to the deaths of 70,000 Americans every year from drug-resistant infections. It’s time to put health first.

Demand Congress protect humans and animals by passing this life-saving legislation »

Thanks for taking action!
Emily V.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
Stop Antibiotic Abuse on Factory Farms
Protect antibiotics for medical treatment. Stop factory farm drug abuse!
Take Action!
Take action link: http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AFUcq/zkmi/bhPGC

Posted:  Just One More Pet – Cross-Posted:  True Health Is True Wealth

March 8, 2010 - Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Just One More Pet, Political Change | , , , , , , ,

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