At least 23,000 Americans die every year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the widespread overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is making them less effective. Medical experts, including from the World Health Organization, now warn that if we don’t stop the overuse of antibiotics they could stop working -- with potentially grave consequences for public health.
Antibiotics are meant to be given in precise doses to treat specific types of infections. When they are used in mass quantities by farming operations it increases the likelihood that all kinds of bacteria, including the ones that make people sick, will develop resistance, and our life saving medicines won't work.
We must urge President Obama's task force to push for more stringent regulations about antibiotic use on factory farms in their five-year action plan. Join our effort to convince the Obama Administration to stop the overuse of antibiotics on healthy farm animals!
Directed by Quinn Wilson
Produced by Caullen Hudson
Producer & PIRG Advocate, Dev Gowda
Director Of Photography, Jamieson Mulholland
Assistant Camera, Allen Lee
Gaffer, Mark Barry and Amy Limpinyakul
Key Grip, Colin Heffernan
Sound by Tim Calistro
Art & Music by Julia Luckenbill
Assistant Director, Phil Bogdan
Production Assistant, Victoria Burchinow
Edited by Ryan Brennan
Sound Mixed by Tim Calisto
Graphics/VFX, Dave Johnson
Color, Kelly Armstrong
Camera Vendor, Teletech Video
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