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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
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!!!
Chenie Kaur Kuala Lumpur
In a civilised world abusing animals is not acceptable moreover if you believe in God. Not even a stray animal should be treated with cruelty. Just because animals do not speak human language does not means they deserved to be tortured. Malaysia heading for vision 2020 must first change her negative mentality towards helpless animals in order to be known ad a develop country. The lawmakers must respect the law and don't be the lawbreakers by torturing the strays or any animals. Please enforce the law with respect.
Anonymous Negeri Sembilan
All animals are gods creation. Don't make religion a reason to abuse them.
Ann-marie Ontario, Canada
I am one person in thousands who are against animal abuse in anyway and I would like to see the cruelty to animals stop every where
Judith Sadura Niederosterreich, Austria
es gehört sich einfach nicht Tiere zu foltern und zu töten!
Deirdre Weber South Australia, Australia
This cruelty is ludicrous!!!!! Any animal….dog, cat, horse, tiger…whatever breed of animal…the Malaysian Government need to put laws into place NOW…stop ignoring the cruelty…your country should be ashamed…I know I will advise anyone I know not to visit your barbaric and backward country
Jessica Dörre Berlin, Germany
Please, stop this torture.
JASREEN KAUR Negeri Sembilan
ANIMALS SHOULD BE TREATED WITH RESPECT. WE ARE SUPPOSE TO LIVE ON EARTH HARMONIOUSLY WITH ANIMAL.
Le'Lani Johnson California, United States
I'm sick and tired of videos of animals being mistreated, aniseed, and neglected while lawmakers do nothing. We are their voices and it's time to step up and step in!
These innocent dogs deserves better!
Karen Fong Sarawak
DEBBIE LANE Illinois, United States
Proverbs 12:10 ESV / 371 helpful votes
Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
Caroline Hoey England - Barnet, United Kingdom
Phylllis Kaelin Indiana, United States
This is the most Evil depraved thing going on. Please stop these totally heartless people from killing and making mans best friend suffer. Have mercy on them please. I beg you.