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Re: Antibiotics and Thin-skinned CEO's and the rest
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Antibiotics and Thin-skinned CEO's and the rest
- From: Billinet at aol_com
- Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 08:37:31 EDT
I have the impression that the antibiotics used by aquariasts have little if
any impact on the web of life. There is no good evidence that antibiotics
used in household cleaners or to keep beef animals healthy cause any
significant damage to anything, any more that releasing native fish back into
their original environment causes significant harm.
(I still don't like the idea of using antibiotics in an aquarium, though, and
I never have.)
Probably people who stop taking a prescribed antibiotic when the symptoms
vanish contribute far more to the development of antibiotic-resistant germs.
I don't think that much is gained by bashing classes of people or by taking
shots at nonexistent "drug cartels." All groups in society have caused and
are causing environmental degradation. Society learns and moves on.
People shouldn't let their personal ideologies get in the way of