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kerryclair
04-14-2005, 10:00 PM
LETTERS NEEDED TO LIMIT USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN FARM ANIMALS

Leaders in Congress will soon introduce the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA), which would phase out the feeding of mass quantities of antibiotics to food animals within two years of enactment. The agricultural industry uses these life-saving drugs to compensate for inadequate care and prevent diseases caused by overcrowded and unsanitary conditions on factory farms.

Passage of PAMTA is also crucial to keep antibiotics working for human health. The overuse of these drugs in both human medicine and animal agriculture contributes to the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections in people. And curtailing the use of antibiotics will encourage producers to use more sustainable and humane methods to raise animals.

Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center today, where you can send a letter urging your representative to support and cosponsor this important legislation.


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