Are MacDonald’s saying humans are more important than chooks ???

I am just not quite sure what to say about this

MCDONALD’S restaurants in the United States will begin serving meat from chickens that are not raised with antibiotics used to treat humans.

Because the struggling fast-food chain is one of the largest buyers of chicken in the United States – McDonald’s sells more chicken than beef – the move is likely to have a big impact on the way poultry is raised and the type of chicken served by restaurants.

The shift to chicken that was largely antibiotic-free would be phased in over two years, the company said.  See story here

In essence are MacDonald’s saying people are more important than animals?

Are they saying people are allowed lifesaving antibiotics but chooks aren’t?

In Australia the types of antibiotics that can be given to animals are very restricted. It’s always been humans come first.

It’s an interesting world we live in full of first world double standards

I was a community pharmacist once and a farmer second

Yes the use of antibiotics by farmers and veterinarians does need to be tightened up but we have far too many people and doctors who need to have a big rethink about the way they pop and prescribe antibiotics first.

Lets start where the real problem is and don’t punish the animals because the humans stuffed up

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Are MacDonald’s saying humans are more important than chooks or are retailers forcing industry practice changes because they are both in tune with consumer views and preferences as well as shaping those views and preferences for marketing differentiation purposes.?

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life