The Government’s 5 year National Plan In October 2017, highlighted that voluntary targets for reducing antibiotic use in animals were agreed for eight key livestock areas.
🔗 Source:Tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019-2024
Apparent recognition of the risks and need for good husbandry and disease control
Over 98 pages various ways are imagined to improve the situation BUT nothing about addressing root cause AND god forbid
Don’t mention the F words!
No mention ANYWHERE of trying to decrease use or improve animal health by reducing the number of Factory Farms. No mention ANYWHERE of COVID which speaks to a lack of systematic thinking and should act as learning for what Factory Farming entails when we’re thinking about disease.