Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics

The Alliance is a coalition of health, medical, environmental and animal welfare groups campaigning to stop the overuse of antibiotics in animal farming.

A short video on antibiotics in farming

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Over one million people have signed Avaaz’s recent petition calling on EU agricultural and health ministers to take action on antibiotic use in farming – make your voice heard by signing today

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If you are health professional, representative of a medical organisation, citizens group or environmental NGO, we urge you to join the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics and support this critical work. Get in touch.

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Spread the word

If you are concerned about the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, help us do something about it. We have template letters and leaflets which you can use to contact your MP, your local retailer, or your local hospital – asking them to address antibiotic use in farming. Get in touch

Contact the alliance

Emma Rose
Campaigns, Lobbying and Communications Specialist - Alliance to Save our Antibiotics
07917 799 203 @ASOAntibiotics

Media Enquiries

Natasha Collins Daniel
Press Office Manager – Soil Association
0117 914 2448

Or Lara Richardson
Head of Media - Compassion in World Farming
01483 521 995

Alliance to Save our Antibiotics

The Alliance is made up of 44 supporting members which between them represent a further 485+ organisations spanning a wide range of respected medical, health, agricultural, environmental, consumer and animal welfare sectors.

Our vision is a world in which human and animal health and well-being are protected by food and farming systems that do not rely routinely on antibiotics and related drugs.

The members

We are calling on the UK Government to take the following actions:

  • Set a target for reducing farm antibiotic use by 50% by 2020 and by 80% by 2025 including a target to cut the use of critically important antibiotics by 80% by 2020 and 95% by 2025.
  • Ban all preventative mass medication in feed or water, except for where disease has been diagnosed in some animals.
  • Annual national surveillance data on the human health impacts of antimicrobial resistance.



The Alliance was founded by the Soil Association, Compassion in World Farming, and Sustain, and is supported by the Jeremy Coller Foundation.



Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.