Support SB 920-A

Antibiotics are routinely used in beef, poultry, and pork production, not only to treat disease, but also as a standard practice to increase animal weight. Studies worldwide have demonstrated that overuse of antibiotics has led to antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the food chain. Support SB 920-A by writing the committee members considering this bill in Salem.

SB 920-A prohibits the feeding of medically important antibiotics to animals for non-therapeutic purposes, making it illegal to overuse antibiotics as “dietary supplements.” It would not prohibit the use of antibiotics to treat or prevent diseases. SB 920-A would also require feedlot operators to record how much antibiotics they use and the purposes for which they are used.

Oregon would be the first state to regulate CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) overuse of medical antibiotics and could set a national standard. Let the Senate Rules Committee know you support this bill.