Support Resolution 353, to Ban Unneccessary Antibiotics on Factory Farms
Support a resolution in favor of a statewide and national ban on nontherapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock production, which threatens human health. Resolution 353 also calls upon the Federal Government to pass two bills, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (H.R. 1150) and the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act (S. 1256). In addition to prohibiting the nontherapeutic feeding of medically important antibiotics to livestock, these bills would withdraw Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of nontherapeutic antibiotic use unless the manufacturer can demonstrate such use will not cause antibiotic resistance in humans.