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Today, Senators Paul Pinsky and Shirley Nathan-Pulliam introduced a #SB607, a bill to keep antibiotics working by stopping the overuse of antibiotics on industrial farms.
For more details, check out this blog form Mae Wu at NRDC which includes new polling on Marylanders’ opinion on the issue:
New Poll Shows Strong, Broad, Bipartisan Support
A new independent poll commissioned by NRDC and also released today shows there is strong and broad support for the bill statewide - across party lines and geography. Across Maryland, 68 percent favor state legislation that would restrict the regular use of medically important antibiotics in industrial agriculture and reserve them for use only when animals are sick.
The geographic breakdown of support for the legislation is just as broad.
- 72.2 % of Baltimore City,
- 68.4 % of Baltimore suburbs,
- 67.6% of Washington suburbs,
- 66.6% of Eastern Shore and southern Maryland, and
- 67.1% of Western Maryland support such legislation.
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