Start A Petition

Antibiotics Ban: California First State to Outlaw Routine Use of Bacteria-Fighting Drugs in Livestock

Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, AnimalWelfare, humans, bacteria-fighting drugs, livestock, Jerry Brown, super-bugs, disease )

- 1376 days ago -
California became the first state in the nation Saturday to ban the routine use of bacteria-fighting drugs in livestock when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to clamp down on the practice blamed for breeding "superbugs"


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Janis K (129)
Monday October 12, 2015, 3:08 pm
Good news.

Kathleen M (208)
Monday October 12, 2015, 3:21 pm
Great news! Hope other states follow CA's lead. Spent some time in Infectious disease research, with a focus on superbugs, especially Staph. The news was completely terrifying! Thanks for sharing, Lone. This is an important issue.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 12, 2015, 9:36 pm
Now sick animal no medicin have. Sad aniaml.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday October 13, 2015, 2:01 am
Antibiotics = anti biology . . . not good.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 13, 2015, 6:31 am
Can we be poisoned?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 13, 2015, 6:50 am
Goood tho it should every state. thx Lone

jan b (5)
Tuesday October 13, 2015, 2:37 pm
Stopping this crazy business of giving animals antibodies... is the best thing that could happen to food sources.

While I question the protest against GMO's ---and use of insecticides on our pests like roaches, rats and disease bearing mosquitos.......and organically grown produce as being the best we can buy..... I do spend more money in the market for items that don't contain anti-body use in production.

Carol M (29)
Wednesday October 14, 2015, 4:53 am
$5.5 million state costs to prepare for the law to take effect and $4.3 million each year afterwards?!
It's a good law, better late than never, but why so much?

Elyara Roland (0)
Wednesday October 14, 2015, 7:03 am
It costs money for monitoring and enforcement, so I'm rather glad there is a decent budget for it!

Lawrence D (3)
Wednesday October 14, 2015, 11:34 am

Beth M (138)
Wednesday October 14, 2015, 5:42 pm
Now on to the rest of the country!

Shannon M (5)
Thursday October 15, 2015, 9:14 am to start somewhere! Thanks!
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Health & Wellness

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.