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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
Please stop animal abuse . they are not the guilty one.
Karina Tarpinian Bouches-du-Rhone, France
PLEASE STOP killing strays in Malaysia... Everyone is watching you and you are giving your country a very bad reputation ! I will never come to visit this country until all cruelty is officially ended!
Emmanuel Bernard Sabah
Dog is our friend. Dog is not a toy that u can play with and dumped it when you don't need it anymore. Having dog means to love not to hurt it. We feel pain, so do dogs. All animal abusers should be punished and law regarding the animal should be tighten.
Maria Elena Rodriguez Maroto Madrid, Spain
The definition of 'MONSTER' for me is people who commit those terrible acts towards animals or humans.
Hiroko Osada England - London, United Kingdom
Stop killing innocent animals!!!!
Béclard Maine-et-Loire, France
aRRETEZ TOUS SES MASSACRES ET TORTURES !!!!! INHUMAIN !!!!!!
Anonymous Wales - Wrexham, United Kingdom
you will get back what you give out Be kind and respect life
Tanja Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Pat Hermans Limburg, Netherlands
stop the cruelties!!!!
Anna Rollon Central Luzon, Philippines
This is the best you can do Malaysia to kill the animals in cold blood? There must be other humane way to deal with the rabies problem! Stop murdering them!
Hayatul Muna Binti Ibrahim Kuala Lumpur
Stop Animal Abuse!
i just want animal abusing here,in this worthless country to stop
Akemi Fukuyoshi Hong Kong
Animals are our friend!
Verena Bayern, Germany
Stop this inhumane, wicked practice!
Sam Leggatt England - Haringey, United Kingdom
Knee jerk reaction to a perceived problem. Look at the real solution, neuter/spay, vaccinate. The world sees what you are doing and is losing respect for you.
Anonymous England - Somerset, United Kingdom
THIS IS THE WORST CRUELTY I HAVE EVER SEEN THESE DOGS HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG ITS BARBARIC AND NEEDS TO STOP TODAY THE WAY FORWARD IS TO VACCINATE NOT TO CULLTHE WAY THESE DOGS ARE BEING TREATED IS APPAULLING ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE DAY
LISA BAILEY England - Surrey, United Kingdom
Cannot believe in these modern times that you have no animal welfare laws in place and youre people think it is ok and normal to treat animals in such a cruel and appalling way. The time for change is now - the world is watching and demands change. You must know this is morally wrong yet you still do nothing. Show some compassion and humanity - please, teach youre children to love all living things.
J New York, United States
If they can take advantage of a helpless animal then they will also do this to a child or helpless human these people Must be Stopped!