Tell the Big Restaurant Chains: Restrict the Use of Antibiotics in Your Meat

Photograph courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program

Did you know that large factory farms that serve restaurants like KFC, Burger King and Dunkin' Donuts regularly give massive amounts of antibiotics to healthy farm animals? Instead of being reserved for treating sick people, antibiotics are used to fatten up cows and chickens and help them survive in factory farm conditions that include overcrowding and practices like tail docking.

The overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is creating resistant bacteria that spread through our food, water and the environment. Scientists have been telling us for years that antibiotic-resistant superbugs are multiplying at an alarming rate, and we know that medicines to treat deadly infections aren't working like they used to. But the big chain restaurants aren't listening and they keep buying their food from these factory farms.

Find out how your favorite chain restaurant is doing with Consumers Union's new antibiotics scorecard and let these companies know that it's time to stop antibiotic abuse!