Banning authorized antimicrobials without scientific evidence will cause animal suffering and will endanger public health
The new Veterinary Medicines Regulation allows the reservation of specific antimicrobials for human use only. Contrary to what the European Parliament proposed motion claims, according to the Regulation, these antimicrobials will then be banned completely for use in animals, with no exceptions for individual treatment or between pet and farm animals. This would greatly endanger animal health, welfare, and even public health.
Veterinarians from all over Europe are asking members of the European Parliament to vote AGAINST this dangerous motion.
Already more than 230 000 veterinarians and animal owners signed the BPT petition against this far-reaching ban on antibiotics proposed. Also in Belgium (Wallonia), a successful petition is ongoing.
Any reservation should be done in a science-based ‘One Health’ approach. Animals deserve treatment too.
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