European Union Bans the Routine Use of Antibiotics in Farmed Animals

A new law in the European Union has now come into force. The law prevents the routine administration of antibiotics in the feed and water of herds of farmed animals. This practice had previously been used to preventatively combat bacterial infections which commonly occur in the poor sanitary conditions of animal agriculture. Now, instead of overusing antibiotics, the new regulation ensures only sick individual animals may be administered antibiotics. Read more here.