HumaneWatch: HSUS antibiotic ban as logical as flu shot ban
HumaneWatch, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, tore apart a recent Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) video that attempts to blame modern farming practices for creating antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
HSUS and other vegan activists have been advocating for a national ban on the preventive use of antibiotics for animals. As HumaneWatch points out, it’s as logical as banning the flu shot.
“In its zeal to attack livestock farming, the Humane Society of the United States is showing it’s willing to throw barnyard animals under the bus,” commented Will Coggin, research director at the Center for Consumer Freedom. “HSUS is standing against farmers, veterinarians, animals, and good science in pursuit of a twisted agenda.”
The federal government requires on-farm antibiotic use be approved by a veterinarian and to follow FDA treatment guidelines.