The Journal of Ethics

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 45–57 | Cite as

Antibiotic Use and the Demise of Husbandry



Numerous ethical issues have emerged from the industrialization of animal agriculture. Those issues ultimately rest in large measure upon overuse of antibiotics. How this has occurred is discussed in detail in this paper.


Industrial animal agriculture Antibiotic overuse Farm animal welfare Environmental despoliation Husbandry agriculture Industrial agriculture Human health Animal health Replacement of labor by capital Corporatization of animal agriculture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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