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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
Hope there will be no animal abuse in this world. With all God bless, hope this petition does make a difference.
Sree Vinodheni Pulau Pinang
Stop abusing dogs!
Gayathri Sambath Selangor
Animals abbuse,animals neglect and even psychological harm of animal should be look on.Stop abbusing the animals,please show your humanity to them.They should be treated with love and care.
Tanasula Periannan Negeri Sembilan
Animals have feelings too..its just that they can't say it out..they should be protected and not torturing them. I against cruelty on animals!! Love them!!
NITHIYASRI A/P A.PANNIRSELVAM Johor
We should love animals not abuse them.
Gayathri D/o Kailasam Kedah
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. STOP ABUSE ANIMALS
Divetha Pulau Pinang
We must speak for those who can't speak for themselves. STOP animal cruelty.
Ushanthiniy Pulau Pinang
Humanity applies to everyone which includes animals. They should be treated with love and care not with utter disgust and cruelty. STOP ANIMAL ABUSE.
THESIGKA A/P SELVA Pulau Pinang
Animal abuse is certainly not something new to us. This has been happening for years and still going on until today. I am strictly against animal abuse. I hope a more strict action to be taken rather then just fine.Treat animals with love.
Anonymous Negeri Sembilan
Animals do need protection from some of heartless humans.
Ann Sharila A/p Pakthinathan Pahang
I strongly against any inhuman act or any cruelty against animals. They are innocent creature created by God without ability to speak but they do feel pain, love and care just like we human beings. It is our duty to protect them wth due care and love. Those who done cruelty to animals must not escape penalty just in absence of stringent laws. Law is made to protect all living thing.
Nikki Lazio, Italy
Please think of the animals. Please be kind.
Rose Messina Hainaut, Belgium
Cherk Woon Western Australia, Australia
I think we can all start from being Human again.
Amanda Powers Victoria, Australia
This is barbaric and should be stopped immediately. Life is life, theirs is no less valuable than ours, and inflicting such cruelty is NEVER acceptable.
Nanita Samuels California, United States
Andrea Crisp England - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
wE ARE ALL EARTHINGS AND WE NEED TO CARE FOR EACHOTHER AND SAY NO TO ABUSE OF ANY FORM.
Sandra Borger Sachsen, Germany
Give animal abusers the same pain as they give to animals!!!