Link

Poultry Brand Tyson Promises To Stop Using Human Antibiotics In Chickens By 2017

So, Tyson has said that it will stop using human antibiotics in its chickens within two years.

Hooray?

Maybe.

The change won’t do much to improve the inhumane conditions in which Tyson’s chickens are kept. In fact, if Tyson uses this as a selling point in the company’s ads — and I’m sure it will — it could very easily make things worse by increasing the demand for chicken meat.

But clearly, Tyson is responding to pressure from the public and the government. That’s encouraging. Hopefully, we can keep pushing them — and more importantly, consumers — in the right direction.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s