Antibiotics and Super Bugs

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Antibiotics and Super Bugs – 19 August 2008

“About 25 million pounds of antibiotics are fed to U.S. livestock every year primarily for growth promotion. This is almost eight times the amount administered to humans. Though perfectly legal, the practice is leading to the selection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and adding to the general world-wide crisis of drug-resistant disease. The consumption of meat contaminated with these super bugs raises the threat of human illnesses that physicians are unable to treat.”
– From “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian” by Pamela Rice, 

Isn’t it interesting how so many things that are “perfectly legal” are harmful to humans, other animals, and the environment? Take for example factory farming with all its horrific cruelty and the widespread contamination it causes; it’s not only “perfectly legal” but actually encouraged.

There’s only one way out of this out-of-control insanity that has gripped the world: Go vegan!

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