Right now industrial farms are allowed to pump antibiotics into healthy food animals – a practice that contributes to the spread of deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria that infect more than 2 million Americans a year. The CDC warns that unless we end this overuse, our antibiotics may stop working all together.
A bill in Congress would make sure sick cattle, pigs and chickens get the antibiotics they need, but would stop drug use on healthy animals just so they can grow bigger or survive in cramped feedlots.
Tell your lawmakers you want an end to antibiotic overuse on farm animals. It matters not only for the animals – but also for your family’s health!
Stop antibiotics overuse in animals: Support PAMTA (H.R. 1552)
Dear [Decision Maker],
I urge you to support the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2015 (PAMTA, H.R. 1552) which would end the overuse of antibiotics on healthy livestock. This bill would ensure sick animals get the medication they need, while ending overuse that contributes to the spread of deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in our communities.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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