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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
a civilized nation will have legal protections for dogs. please show the world malaysia is a civilized nation and pass stricter laws and regulations against abuse of dogs and other animals.
Jayne England - Bristol, United Kingdom
Stop bring cruel to your animals !
Sandeep M Delhi, India
This is cruel, barbaric & ineffective. The right method to control Rabies & stray dog population is Catch, neuter, release. STOP THIS BARBARISM.
Ayten Baki, Azerbaijan
I hope we can save this unharmed and lovable creature.
Sezai Asgabat, Turkmenistan
Hayvanlara eziyet edenler cezasını her iki cihanda da bulacak. ALLAH büyük
Anonymous Istanbul, Turkey
STOP THAT PAIN!!!!
Simba Simba Victoria, Australia
are they mental or what.What is wrong with you?Why torturing ,killing poor dogs.You are cruel,barbaric,disgusting,inhuman creatures.STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP STOOOOOOOOOOOOP TORTURING ANG KILLING POOR DOGS.STOOOOOOOOOOOOP, ENOUGH
Lucinda Hare Scotland - Midlothian, United Kingdom
I am the Voice of the Voiceless Through me the dumb shall speak Till the world's deaf ear be made to hear The wrongs of the wordless weak. Oh shame on the mothers of mortals Who do not stoop to teach The sorrow that lies in dear dumb eyes The sorrow that has no speech. From street, from cage, from kennel From stable and from zoo The wall of my tortured kin proclaims the sin Of the mighty against the frail. But I am my brother's keeper And I shall fight their fight And speak the word for beast and bird Till the world shall set things right. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Plz support to stop animal cruelty. Make it mandory jail time & a heafty fine for animal abuse.
Severine Mellinger Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
This world needs compassion. Teach your children well,don't be cruel to Dogs.Help Please
Maria Helena Leite Borges Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PARAR ABUSO COM ANIMAIS.
Csilla Csendes Bacs-Kiskun, Hungary
Please, stop abusing, killing and torturing animals.
GIANFRANCESCO LORIO Piemonte, Italy
It's time to stop this cruelty once and for all.
Pernille Nordjylland, Denmark
Stop This madness
Quah Wyman Kuala Lumpur
Animal cruelty should be stop, as to become more civilized.... They have feelings too so plz stop hitting them, torturing them, killing them!!!
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Time To Change. What if you're born as one of the abused dog ?
Sina Khorasan, Iran
I Care about dogs and other animals , also they have Rights too,like Human
Anonymous Connecticut, United States
All lives matter and to purposely harm and abuse a living creature is wrong! When humans overpopulate we don't just kill. Why do it to another living creature?