Brown Vetoes Bill To Ban the Use of Human Antibiotics in Animals for Non-Medical Reasons
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has vetoed a bill (SB 835) that would have prohibited farmers from using antibiotics in animals that were not prescribed by a veterinarian for medical purposes. The measure aimed to combat an increase in antibiotic-resistant diseases among humans. Brown said the bill is unnecessary because the farm industry already has vowed to follow FDA standards for antibiotic use.
- "Brown Vetoes Antibiotic Farm Bill, Seeks New Legislation" (Aguilera, "KPCC News," KPCC, 9/30).