Washington, DC Metro riders are taking notice today of a new advertising campaign promoting publicizing the misuse of antibiotics in the food animal production. The ads will be popping up this week and throughout June at the Capitol South and Union Station Metro stops as well as on red and blue/orange line trains.
The ad campaign echoes the recommendations of the Pew Commission Report on Industrial Farm Animal Production, that the overuse of antibiotics in the production of food animals is unnecessary and compromising their effects in treatment of humans. The American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other leading medical groups point to antibiotic resistances as an alarming threat to public health. Read More >