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Save all by saving antibiotics for medical treatment

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Outrageously, factory farms use 70 percent of US antibiotics on healthy pigs, chickens and cattle.  Why, to help the animals grow to market weight more quickly.  However, this indiscriminate use of antibiotics can create super bacteria that are drug-resistant.  A recent study found antibiotic-resistant MRSA, a potentially fatal infection, in three-fourths of the hogs in Iowa and western Illinois, and in two-thirds of the farm workers who handled them; and antibiotic-resistant bacteria kill 70,000 Americans every year.  I urge you to create, sponsor, or co-sponsor legislation stronger than the previously suggested, Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, HR 1549, S 619, to stop irresponsible drug use on farms; now.



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