I'm Peter Stocker of the organization Friends of the Earth, and I started a petition to Subway's CEO, Suzanne Greco, which says:
80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in animal agriculture. The nation's leading health experts agree that feeding low doses of antibiotics to animals that are not sick contributes to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, one of our nation's greatest public health threats. As a result, those same antibiotics may not work when we get sick.1
We cannot solve the growing problem of antibiotic resistance unless big meat purchasers like Subway stop serving meat raised with routine antibiotics.
By insisting on meat raised without routine antibiotics, we will remove a key tool that perpetuates terrible factory farming conditions and prevents a transition to more sustainable, humane meat production.2
1. "The FDA is cracking down on antibiotics on farms. Here's what you should know." The Washington Post, December 14, 2013
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