In preparation for the European Parliament vote in the week of 13 September, EPRUMA partners have prepared an ‘open letter’.
This open letter calls on Members of the European Parliament to vote against the Motion for a Resolution tabled which suggests putting all WHO Highest Priority Critical Important Antimicrobials on the reserved list for humans i.o.w. to have them banned for use in animals (colistin, macrolides, fluoroquinolones and 3rd and 4th gen cephalosporins).
The aim is to get the letter signed by as many EU and national organisations as possible; veterinary associations, farm associations, feed industry associations, animal welfare associations, etc. To have signatures of national associations is important as Members of the European Parliament are for electoral reasons more sensitive to national stakeholders than only EU ones.
Please sign the letter and spread it to as many national organisations you work with as possible; the more signatures we manage to collect, the more weight our call for rejection has.
The deadline for signing is 6 September, after this, the letter will be forwarded to the Parliament.
Link to letter: https://form.jotform.com/212352665713353
The FVE team