Avaaz Says Sign Up For Changes At McDonalds

The ethical campaign group Avaaz says gruesome factory farms are pumping animals full of powerful antibiotics, creating vicious new superbugs that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050.

But, says Avaaz, “If we push McDonald’s to slash antibiotics, its sheer size could shift the global industry to more sustainable farming — and help stop the superbugs.

“McDonald’s is deciding right now… so let’s push them to stop the next pandemic and help millions of desperate animals — sign and share!

70 billion suffering animals

Every year 70 billion animals are raised in gruesome factory farms — pumped with powerful antibiotics to keep them alive and make them grow faster.”

(Avaaz is a 65-million-person global campaign working to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shapein global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages)
Avaaz says factory farms are a horror show for the environment and animal welfare — but a paradise for pathogens to mutate, multiply and jump to humans)

It says already 700,000 people die from drug-resistant infections every year, and scientists say it could reach 10 million deaths a year by 2050.

How change can come

But Avaaz says peiople can help to change this. It points out that:

“McDonald’s is the world’s largest beef purchaser — and it’s deciding new antibiotics policies right now. If we push McDonald’s to ban them, it could then shift the whole industry towards more sustainable farming.

“Let’s make it happen! There’s almost nothing McDonald’s cares about more than its public image — so if millions of us raise our voices, we could push the meat giant to slash antibiotics and help stop the next superbug pandemic. Sign now and pass this on, fast:
Tell McDonald’s: Ban beef antibiotics now!

“Factory farms are all about producing tons of fast, cheap meat — but it means cattle are raised in toxic conditions, which wouldn’t be possible without massive amounts of antibiotics. Already over 70% of the global supply in antibiotics is used on farm animals!”

Avvaz also says that to protect ourselves, we must not only reduce meat consumption, we also have to drastically cut the use of antibiotics on farms.
This could also force farmers to raise cattle in better, healthier conditions.

‘It’s worked before’

“It’s worked before. After massive public demand, McDonald’s banned the use of antibiotics for its chickens in 2016, setting off a chain reaction throughout the industry. Now let’s do it again! Add your voice and pass this on:

Tell McDonald’s: <Ban beef antibiotics now!>

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