CSPI: Tell Congress: Pass the “Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act”

Center for Science in the Public Interest:

Tell Congress: Keep antibiotics working by passing the “Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act”

The rise of “superbugs,” germs that are immune to the drugs we rely on to fight off infections, is a huge public health concern.  Yet, almost 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. end up in animal agriculture, where most are fed to healthy animals to promote faster growth and keep the animals healthy in overcrowded feedlots.  Many of the antibiotics used in animal agriculture are also important in human medicine and decades of research has shown that daily dosing of healthy food animals with antibiotics is a major reason for the rise in drug-resistant bacteria.

We need your help to pass legislation that could put a stop to overuse of drugs that are important to human health!  Please send a message to your Representative and Senators asking them to support the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act.

Recipients

  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative
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