Calif. Now Has The Strictest Law For Livestock Antibiotics
After a lot of debate, California has become the first state to ban the routine use of antibiotics for livestock.By Ryan Biek | October 11, 2015
California now has the strictest measures in the nation against the use of antibiotics on livestock. Gov. Jerry Brown passed a law Saturday that will allow antibiotics to only be used on sick animals, but a veterinarian's prescription is needed.
Antibiotics are often used to make livestock grow larger and survive conditions that could otherwise make them sick. But many sources, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have warned overuse in the meat industry is making bacteria in both animals and humans resistant to the drugs. (Video via Fix Foods)