Americans eat approximately 40 million turkeys on Thanksgiving and another 22 million for Christmas. Consumers have an opportunity this holiday season to help move turkey producers away from misusing life-saving medicines.
Shelby Luce is the Antibiotics Fellow for U.S. PIRG and works on its campaign to reduce antibiotic use in industrial farming. As the Antibiotics Fellow based in Boston, Mass., Shelby’s main focus is working to convince corporations to stop serving meat raised with the routine use of antibiotics. She works to build relationships with champions in the food industry, health professionals, influential members of the government, passionate students and activists, and forward-thinking farmers.