Antibiotics - this is fine?

In one study, more than a third of Tasmanian-produced salmon was found to be antibiotic resistant.

That's a real worry. How does it happen?

The salmon industry dumps tons of antibiotics into its feedlots to treat diseased salmon. 31 tonnes of the stuff since 2003. In 2022 alone they used two tons. In one recent incident, 675kg of antibiotics were dumped into cages near a popular swimming beach with no warning.

The industry doesn't like people knowing what's going on in Australia's public waterways, so they try to block disclosure.

The industry needs antibiotics because their fish get diseased in unhealthily crowded cages and rapidly warming waters.

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that misuse and overuse of antibiotics is accelerating and is "one of the biggest threats to global health".

It's everyone's Tassie and we need your help please


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