Legislation to End Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms
If you only sign one petition today, please sign this one. Ask Congress to pass HR 1150, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA); and S 1256, the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA).
It's a start anyway. I realize this doesn't have a snowball's chance in Hell of ever passing. Congressional prostitutes actually putting public health and safety above the profits of their Factory Farm owners? You'd be more likely to hear the skankiest street-corner hooker saying to a john: “Yuck! You want me to do what??? No way! I mean, I like you and all, but not in THAT way.”
But we can dream. Did you know: Eighty percent of all antibiotics in America are being used on farms. No, they're not being used so a sick person can treat a raging bacterial infection. They're being used on factory farms so that livestock animals will be less likely to get sick from their overcrowded filthy conditions.
And we wonder why there are more and more hardy bacterial strains that can tolerate every antibiotic you throw at them. Roughly 23,000 Americans die every year from untreatable antibiotic-resistant infections. But hey, factory farm profits are higher than ever.
Again, here's the petition.