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Overuse of antibiotics

Hog factory farms routinely give antibiotics to whole herds as standard procedure in order to enhance growth and fight off disease amidst intense confinement. However, this indiscriminate use of antibiotics brings serious consequences to humanity, such as the increased resistance of bacteria to antibiotics.

A recent study by the University of Illinois identified the presence of several transferable genes (in underground water around 2 hog farms) that confer antibiotic resistance, which raises tremendous concerns given that it suggests these genes are at large in the environment.

To read the full article please visit Antibiotic runoff

Factory farms manipulate animals as if they were commodities and rarely think of the consequences this brings to the environment, animals and our health. Christians are called to be good stewards of God’s Creation and should not support a business, such as the meat industry, that causes tremendous suffering to all Creation.

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