We're talking a lot about pork this week after a new Consumer Reports investigation found widespread antibiotic-resistant bacteria contamination in tested pork products.
It's time for grocery stores to take a stand against the overuse of antibiotics in livestock, which is creating dangerous superbugs that can get in our food.
This holiday season, help Joe the Pig get his wish to get pigs -- and other food animals -- off drugs. Sign this holiday card to Trader Joe's asking the grocery chain to be a leader and make a commitment to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics.
Sign your name to support sustainable meat products and we'll send this message to Trader Joe's CEO Dan Bane. Let's snow them under with holiday greetings they can't ignore!
Dear CEO Dan Bane,
A new Consumer Reports study of pork products found widespread bacterial contamination, much of which was resistant to antibiotics commonly used to treat human diseases. As you know, livestock are often given antibiotics to keep them healthy in crowded and unsanitary living conditions, and also to promote growth.
This holiday season, you can help Joe the Pig -- and pigs, cows and poultry everywhere -- to kick their drug habit: make it Trader Joe's policy to end the sale of meat raised on antibiotics. These life-saving drugs must be preserved for when people need them, not overused on the farm.
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