MEPs call for tighter controls of antibiotics in animals – Boylan

The European Parliament is calling for tighter
regulation of rules governing the prescription of veterinary antibiotics to animals. The MEPs
want to stop the practice of mass medication of animals with antibiotics in
order to cure a couple of sick animals on farms. They say the over prescription
of antibiotics to both humans and animals is leading to an increased resistance
to infections and common diseases. The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan says this resistance
is taking its toll annually in Europe.

Out words: resistant pathogens

Dur: 00:32 

European Parliament presses for paid paternity leave

The European Parliament today reiterated
calls for paid paternity leave across all EU countries. The MEPs are demanding
that new fathers be entitled to at least 10 working days’ paternity leave in
addition to any paid maternity leave for new mums. The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune, says
it’s essential that new dads get paid paternity leave.

Out words: equal situation

Dur: 00:29