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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Anti-anti-antibiotics

#pigfarmers #agriculture #antibiotics

Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Maryn McKenna

2017

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2019-09-30

Dear Subway Management Team and Franchisees:

Eliminating antibiotics could put our food system in jeopardy. We share the opinion that everyone needs to do their part to use antibiotics responsibly – and reduce the antibiotic resistance threat, but Subway is saying no antibiotics ever – even when animal health and safety could be at risk. Sick animals in the food system are not a good idea. Thousands of animals may unnecessarily die or suffer. Will animal welfare groups continue to stand with you if large populations of livestock are adversely affected by your new policy? We ask you to meet with us to consider a more balanced approach.

Sincerely,
America’s Pig Farmers
[Printed in The Wall Street Journal, 2015; edited]

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