A new report by World Animal Protection found that antibiotic overuse in factory farming is causing almost one million premature deaths and $400 billion in global economic losses annually. The report highlights how eighty-four percent of antibiotics administered globally on factory farms are not used to treat sick animals but instead are given to healthy animals to prevent disease and ensure productivity in cramped conditions for maximum profit. The report found that four superbugs common in factory farming are linked to 975,000 human deaths and 35 million illnesses annually. The human death toll linked to factory farming superbugs is on course to double by 2050 to 2 million if no immediate action is taken.