Yes, we raise antibiotic free chicken by handling and consuming chicken fed extensively with antibiotics through feeds, water and medicines. Antibiotic resistance causes the infectious bacteria non-responsive to the antibiotics designed to kill them and worsen the health conditions of humans. Antibacterial resistance has become an issue of global concern as it creates a chaotic situation in the medical world. Several countries have banned the use of antibiotics as growth promoter and as prophylactic agents. Despite of all these, the increasing usage of antibiotics in poultry is alarming. Infections caused by antibiotic-resistant germs are difficult, and sometimes impossible to treat. In many cases, antibiotic-resistant infections require extended hospital stays, additional follow-up doctor visits, and costly and toxic alternatives.
When we try to reduce the intake of antibiotics even for treating diseases, why should we consume more of it by eating chicken containing antibiotics?