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FDA to Restrict Antibiotic Use in Livestock

The Union of Concerned Scientists, estimate 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used on food animals in order to promote weight gain or more efficient feed consumption. This overuse of antibiotics is thought to be the major cause for antibiotic resistance in humans. Now, the Food and Drug Administration wants to put restrictions on the use of antibiotics so they are used on livestock only to cure or prevent disease and not to promote growth.

To read the full article please search online for FDA would limit antibiotic use in U.S. livestock

In factory farms, animals are raised in such stressful and confined environments that without antibiotics they probably would not make it to the slaughterhouse. The meat industry has abused the use of antibiotics for profit purposes and has not only caused much misery to God's animals but also has put human health at risk. While reducing antibiotic use in livestock would likely benefit human health, farmed animals will continue to endure miserable lives. We can show compassion to God's animals and benefit our health by adopting a plant-based diet.

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