Support Limits on Human Antibiotics in Livestock that are Not Sick


The inappropriate use of human antibiotics on factory farms is seen as one of the culprits in the 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths caused by drug-resistant bacteria each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please join with other Marylanders in asking legislators to pass legislation to limit routine, widespread use of human antibiotics in animals that are not sick.

In early 2016, a bill was introduced in the Maryland General Assembly (SB607/HB829) to limit the routine use of medically important human antibiotics for animals that are not sick. 

Join farmers, public health advocates and other members of the public to ask your legislator to support policies that will eliminate the practice of routinely giving human antibiotics to  farm animals that are not sick—before it is too late. 

We can help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotic drugs in humans by eliminating this practice on farms. 

Please urge your legislator to act now by clicking the link at right (your address will auto-generate the body of a pre-written letter to the correct members of the Maryland Senate and House).

Thank you in advance for your action!

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