CRISIS: Farmers Face Fresh Calls To Cut Antibiotic Use In Animal Agriculture
The World Health Organization [WHO] has again called on farmers to stop using antibiotics on animals in a new set of guidelines.
The misuse of these drugs in agriculture is causing huge risks to human health, and contributing to the rise of 'superbugs'.
Antibiotics are routinely used in healthy animals for disease prevention, especially in intensive farming.
While it is forbidden to use the drugs for growth promotion in the EU, some fear it still happens. Additionally, it is commonplace in the US and Asia.
Short film SWINE shows the dangers of antibiotic overuse