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We, the undersigned, urgently request that you take the necessary steps to prosecute individuals, government or private entities which have caused unnecessary suffering to animals or neglected their welfare, based on contents of the Animals Act 1953 (Revised 2006).
Over the years, animal lovers have stood by and watched helplessly as municipal council workers handled stray dogs with brute force, pet owners neglected or abandoned their pets, zoo animals continued to live in deplorable conditions, and stray animals were maimed/killed by cruel individuals.
We earnestly urge you to act in all expediency to quash this kind of inhumane, arrogant behavior by Malaysians, as allowing them to continue will result in the needless suffering of hundreds of thousands of animals every year, and undoubtedly have a negative and detrimental impact on Malaysia's image worldwide.
In the last decade, only a handful of prosecutions have been initiated against animal abuse - making Malaysia a haven for animal abusers. The Department of Veterinary Services - an animal protection agency under the purview of the Ministry of Agriculture - has failed to act on the various cases of animal abuse highlighted by members of the public;
The recent viral video showing 6 Batu Pahat municipal workers using brute force on a stray dog
Deplorable conditions in zoos nationwide
Individuals who neglect their pets, or maim/kill defenseless stray animals
Various viral videos that have surfaced on the Internet of a poodle being hit repeatedly, a cat being set on fire in a cage, and a family of kittens being hit, kicked and stomped to death.
FBI research indicates that animal abusers are 5 times more likely to be violent in society. When they are not punished, they continue their abuse on children, women and society at large. Consequently, Governments all over the world have begun to take animal cruelty seriously by imposing punitive cruelty penalties and have encouraged Responsible Pet Ownership.
We call on the Prime Minister of Malaysia to ensure :
Immediate revision to the current legislation, to increase the penalty from RM200 to RM50,000 and a mandatory jail sentence
That dog-catching is carried out solely by municipal workers under their respective municipalities, who will be held accountable for their actions
The methods employed in catching and transportation will follow 'DVS Humane Guidelines 2008 on Catching and Euthanasia of Stray Dogs'
Stricter enforcement and active prosecution on cases of animal cruelty by the DVS
That all pet owners are encouraged to spay/neuter their pets by adopting differential licensing i.e. cheaper license fees for spay/neutered pets and much higher license fees for unspayed/unneutered pets" and the promotion of Responsible Pet Ownership
Animals cant advocate for themselves , so its up to us to advocate for them. Its disgusting when people mistreat a defenseless animal but even more worse when pet owners abandoned their pets, there is no excuse for leaving your pet at the side of the road to die. Enough is enough .
Malaysia is the worst country for cruelity to animals .The reason is not so much of love for the animals but laws are not properly enforced .There are illegal breeders ,some also do it at home on a small scale like they have pets and they sell thier pups for extra cash .This is also illegal.What would be law on such abuse on all aspects.TX
Kim Venturo South Carolina, United States
Animals are sentinent beings. They are defenseless and innocent. As a civilized society it is our DUTY to PROTECT them, NOT HARM them. You are thereby implored to stop any and all forms of animal abuse. They are crimes against nature and should not be tolerated.
Anonymous Pulau Pinang, Germany
I have seen so many strays and so called "pets" that people have, that are being abused and tortured in ways that are unacceptable. It make me sick to think that as a human race we can let these things happen to animals, who have just the same rights as we do. There are so many sick people out there treating animals so badly and something needs to be done! Please take time out of your day to feed any strays that you may see and take them to the vet if possible. One person can only do so much, we need to make this a public effort so we can give animals their rights back!
Anonymous Scotland - East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Animal abuse is disgusting and must be stopped. Animals cannot defend themselves against humans and need humans who know they are wonderful creatures with kind souls. Made by God to support humans with their love and devotion. Not for beating.eating and murdering! Please stop this now!
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
I Love Animals.. Please Stop Animal Abuse.. They also have right to live too..
Siasnu Attiki, Greece
please save stray dog
please save stray dog
Latha Periasamy Selangor
Punish those behave cruel on animals
Gayathri A/p Veerakutty Selangor
Please help the poor furkids... they are innocent and harmless... all livingthing created by GOD !! please please take this as serious issue and help them
Animals are also the God's creatures as how God have create us. There should be a reason or purpose the God have created them as well. We as human knows the purpose of our life in this earth. & let them have their own life as well.. Let them be a part in our society. As how we are giving hand to those poor , same goes to these animals , help them by giving them or letting them to live the life but not abusing or misuse them to unnecessarily purpose. Please stop abuse. Spread the unconditional love to animals as well. There are just like us , have feelings too. When u wan to abuse any animals , please look at their eyes , they will look at u and wonder what are u going to do them. How pity is it? Please stop animal abuse , give them a better life & love. Thanks.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
The way human beings are allowed to treat these animals' life, may eventually reflect on the lackadaisal attitude towards other human lives in the respective country.
Lisa Clark Queensland, Australia
Sometimes I think we need a culling of certain people.
Jo Ong Melaka
i have a few housing here where they kept their dogs in the cage forever,,,,and I have witness a Dalmatian unable to standup due to prolong caging.....
ADIK DIJKSTRA California, United States
WE SHOULD PUT THOSE PEOPLE IN THE SAME WAY. JUST HURT THEM BAD , SO THEY CAN FEEL THE PAIN, I BET THEY DON'T LIKE IT. AS HOLES
stop animal abuse. Punish the culprits
Chin Yau Fen Selangor
Save the strays!! Give them a better life!!
Samy Velu Selangor
i think animal abuse is a serious issue in Malaysia and there is no strict rules to protect them. Please consider the above mentioned.
The punishment being carry out towards animal abuser must be as severe as that of a child abuser or sex offender. Often times these animal abusers had very corrupted mindset. They are totally indifferent to their act of cruelty that they do it out of habit.
Suzanne Spiers Western Australia, Australia
I am very distressed at footage of animals being cruelly killed and left to die agonising deaths with no care being given to their welfare. I would like to see your country treat animals humanely and to gain a reputation for animal welfare that treats animals with the respect they deserve.