Seattle City Council will vote on a resolution to end misuse of antibiotics on factory farms

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On Tuesday, April 1st, at 2 p.m., Seattle City Council will vote on a resolution supporting a federal ban on the misuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Seattle could become the first city in the Pacific Northwest, and among the first in the country, to pass such a resolution. The rampant use of antibiotics on factory farms is linked to increased antibiotic-resistant infections in humans. In a recent report, the Center for Disease Control estimated that over two million people per year suffer from antibiotic-resistant infections, and at least 23,000 die from them.

What: Seattle City Council will vote on a resolution, co-sponsored by Councilmen Mike O'Brien and Nick Licata, in support of federal action to protect antibiotics, potentially being one of the first cities in the country to do so.

When: Tuesday, April 1st , 2p.m.

Where: Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers (2nd floor), 600 4th Ave, Seattle WA 98104

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