When it came to livestock, Slaughter was anti-antibiotics
Louise Slaughter petting a cow on a dairy farm in the 1980s

If you've traveled through New York State, you've definitely seen cows. Lots of them. This week's Louise shares a photo of the congresswoman at a dairy farm in the 1980s. As Congress’s only microbiologist, she pent a great deal of her career fighting for more regulation of the drugs used on industrial livestock farms. That's because she knew a great deal about the public health risks that come with routinely feeding antibiotics to livestock in order to promote their growth.