New report sheds light on the connection between antibiotic resistance and poor animal welfare

Antibiotics are essential for treating bacterial diseases in animals used in food production. However, their widespread use as a preventive measure, rather than for treating sick animals, has become a common practice in intensive farming systems. Not only does this allow poor animal welfare, but this is an urgent human health concern as well. This excessive use of antibiotics contributes to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as "superbugs," which pose a significant threat to public health. This is a crisis we cannot ignore.

Our latest report, ‘Reducing antibiotic use in farming through improvements to animal welfare’, highlights the overuse of antibiotics in intensive animal agriculture and why immediate action is critical! 

Our vision is a world where animals live free from cruelty and suffering. Together we can move the world to protect animals.
An illustrative representation of antibiotic resistant bacteria
Our food choices have a significant impact on our personal health and the health of the planet and all living beings.
person spraying pesticides on corn crops
As demand for meat and dairy grows, factory farming will continue, and health impacts including superbugs and diseases will worsen.
A pig relaxing in a high animal welfare farm sanctuary
Animal welfare is inextricably linked with human health and welfare. How we treat animals also impacts humans and the planet.
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