Many people know about the routine use of antibiotics in livestock production — and object to it.
The drugs are profitable to industrial meat producers because they cause animals to gain more weight with less feed and prevent the outbreak of disease in often cramped concentrated animal feeding operation conditions.
… As the extent of antibiotic residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in meat has been revealed, there has been a public backlash against the drugs’ use, resulting in some meat producers labeling their products “raised without antibiotics.”
Unfortunately, consumers are unaware that other drugs are now being used in meat production and left o the labels.
Worse, in an effort to reduce the publicly spurned antibiotics, meat producers are turning to vaccines.