In America, Cows and Chicken get More Antibiotics than Humans

We live in strange times.

Bizarre times, indeed.

In America, over 50 million people have no access to medical care or life-saving antibiotics because they have no health insurance and can’t afford the outrageous, extortionist fees doctors and hospitals charge.

But in America the animals, particularly chicken, cows and bulls, are every day pumped up with antibiotics, far more than necessary.

In fact, animals get such alarming levels of antibiotics that the medical and scientific community has been raising concerns over fears that disease causing organisms will become immune to the antibiotic drugs. Presumably, due to humans’ indirect consumption of antibiotics via meat.

Is anybody listening? Hell, no.

Alarming Numbers

A new study by the respected outfit Consumer Reports says 80% of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. is used by the meat and poultry industry to make animals grow faster or to prevent disease in crowded and unsanitary conditions.
Source: Consumer Reports

The dystopia is here and now.

One Response to "In America, Cows and Chicken get More Antibiotics than Humans"

  1. niramay   July 2, 2012 at 5:01 am

    I’m back after quite some time.

    SI, here is another article from which might arouse your interest-

    Read #4, that one is especially relevant regarding India. Responds:

    1. Read all the “Basic Rights” in your link.

    I’m forwarding this to Salman Khan’s “Being Human” charity outfit. When Sallu Bhai gets tired of assaulting women, he can drive over them so that women never have to worry about mundane things like peeing or lack of toilets.

    2. My favorite picture was the one of two Chinese kids.

    Excellent depiction of child labor, coerced labor and lack of basic human rights in China.

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