With the increasing awareness about the devastating health effects
of the overuse of antibiotics in factory farmed animals, more people
are choosing to pay higher prices for antibiotic-free meat.
However, a new study indicates that antibiotic-free meat harbors
the same antibiotic-resistant bacteria that conventionally raised
animals do. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA),
a drug-resistant form of the normally harmless S. aureus bacterium,
has been found both, in conventional raised pigs and antibiotic-free
raised pigs, at about the same rate.
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Although people try to find a way to justify their meat
eating by purchasing either less abused animals, free-range animals,
grass-fed animals or in this case, antibiotic-free animals, the
reality is that eating animals unnecessarily affects us spiritually,
physically and emotionally. By eating animals or their by-products
people are supporting the exploitation and killing of a sentient
being, which goes against our inner-most values and beliefs.
NOTE: In reference to the above article about Methyl-Resistant S.
aureus (MRSA), Antibiotic-Free Meat Not Free of Drug-Resistant
Bacteria, new evidence indicates that MRSA may be more virulent, but
Methyl-Sensitive S. aureus can also be virulent:
Is MRSA more virulent than MSSA?:
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