By Jacqueline Salinas / CALPIRG
On Tuesday, August 8th CALPIRG staff and volunteers will deliver petition signatures from thousands of San Diegans to a local KFC urging the fried chicken giant to stop serving meat raised with the routine use of antibiotics. Speakers will talk about the dangers of antibiotic resistance and how KFC can help stop it.
Antibiotic resistance is quickly becoming public enemy number one among health experts worldwide. This is especially true with the recent emergence of a new “superbug” resistant to a last resort antibiotic, colistin. The majority of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for use on livestock and poultry, not in doctors’ offices, and often for animals that aren’t sick.
Major restaurants like KFC can help stop that misuse of our life-saving medicines, as McDonald’s and Subway, and Chick-fil-A have all done.
Event will have great visuals, including backdrop of the KFC store, boxes of thousands of petitions signed by San Diegans and volunteers holding signs in support of saving antibiotics. The event will be held in front of KFC on 2829 University Ave, San Diego on Tuesday, August 8th at 11 a.m.
CAlPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. For decades, we’ve stood up for consumers, countering the influence of big banks, insurers, chemical manufacturers and other powerful special interests.