farms are a breeding ground for bacteria that are resistant to
antibiotics — superbugs — that are creating a serious public health
crisis. Today, 80% of antibiotics used in the U.S. are used in agriculture. It is now common practice on factory farms to feed animals regular, low doses of antibiotics even when they're not sick — largely to compensate for stressful, crowded, filthy conditions. Many of these antibiotics are the same drugs that we rely on to treat infections in people. 2 million Americans experience antibiotic-resistant infections every year, resulting in at least 23,000 deaths.There's a solution, and you can help. Tell your members of Congress to end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.
PAMTA/PARA to ban unnecessary antibiotics use in livestock
Dear [Congress members],
I urge you to pass the bill to stop the use of unnecessary antibiotics in livestock -- HR 1150, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA) and S 1256, the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA).
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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