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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
Few months ago, a vet recommended Proheart S12 to my dog. 3 hours after the injection, my dog suffered from bloody diarrhoea and vomits, later he was hospitalized and diagnosed for kidney and liver failure, and almost lost his life. He was hospitalized for a week, and now months after the injection, he still suffers from the post side effects. I wrote to the drug company to report the case however no significant action was taken. I then report the case to MOH, and realized that Proheart S12 is yet to be approved but they are allowed to continue selling until the authority received significant number of reports. To me, I think this is an abuse too, we are allowing many more animals to take the risk of reactions even death before the selling stops, and provided any report is made. Otherwise, it will continue to be introduce to the animals like current situation which I believe is years for now.
Faezah Zianalabiden Johor
love them not abuse them!
Please help those poor souls. Stop animal abuse!
Azlina Binti Zakaria Selangor
PLEASE STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!!!!!!!
Charlie Tab Hui Xian Kuala Lumpur
Governmetnt, Please do something to protect the dogs and cats, they're our friend so do you. Do catch the people who make abuse to pet!! We would sincerely thanks to you. Stop ABUSING!!!
S@m Kuala Lumpur
I completely support "STOP ANIMAL ABUSE". Indeed, the country should be more civilize and open for allowing dog to be brought everywhere like in those develop country.
Save animal please ...!!! Treat them with heart ..!!!!
Jasmine Ning Kuala Lumpur
SAVE ANIMALS! LOVE ANIMALS!
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Please stop animal abuse. Animals also have feelings.
Lai Chee Hong Negeri Sembilan
Humans are dog best friends but we humans are the one inflicting pains on them
Jasmine Lau Selangor
Animals have feelings, too. What they want is just someone to care after them. Stop the animal abuse!
Kenny Chiam Johor
We, as human beings should give out LOVE to all animals. You ain't a human if you ain't treating them nicely.
Valerie Arnesto Kuala Lumpur
Stop animal abuse! It's not cool.
We share the world with them. They are part of the world as much as of us part of them.
Ng Pik Yan Selangor
All type of animal are best friend to human. They deserve to have it own life without animal cruelty. Please stop animal cruelty!!!!
Claire Ma Selangor
no life should ever be forgotten, abused, or uncared for
Anonymous Negeri Sembilan
Pls Stop animal abuse! Pls giving your love to them!
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
let us show love to the gods creation.they need us. lets give some time of ours to consider these lives too.
Stop Animal Abuse! They are men's best friend from the start till the end of their lives. So why can't we shower a little care and love for them.