The World Animal Protection (WAP) decided to test contaminated pork meat from the shelves of 4 countries to find that the meat contained bacteria resistant to critical antibiotics.

The countries where the meat was tested were Australia, Spain, Thailand, and Spain. All came positive except Australia.

The contaminated pork meat was discovered in popular chain store markets including Walmart and Carrefour. The symptoms from this bacteria vary from food poisoning, blood poisoning, UTIs and in some cases even death.

According to the people from WAP, this bacteria is the child of antibiotic-overuse that props very low welfare and hygiene practices in pig farms.

The World Animals Protection is demanding for farmers to improve the welfare conditions at their farms and lower their antibiotics use from an early age on their animals. This is a very serious problem that we made ourselves.

 

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