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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
I TOTALLY SUPPORT THIS PETITION TO STOP ANIMAL ABUSE AND HOPE THE GOVERNMENT CAN IMPLEMENT ONE POLICY ABOUT THIS AND EVERY SINGLE OF US MUST AWARE ABOUT RESPECT OF LIFE NO MATTER IS HUMAN OR ANIMAL.
Emilie Tan Kedah
We shall respect life, no matter is human or animal. Abuse human or animal, they shall have same punishment.
i joined because i don't want these sinless animals CLAIM their RIGHT on the Day of Judgement. as Khalifa, it's my duty to ensure these sinless creature to live without being tortured in this world.
FELIX DOMINIC Sarawak
we need to set a good example to the younger generation through our action toward animals.
Law Kung Pui Selangor
Please STOP animal abuse!
Chan Lih Ling Selangor
Please STOP animal abuse!
Please stop animal cruelty. Those cats n dogs do not choose to live astray! They have no choice. They r dirty n smelly bcuz they do not have anyone who love them enough to bathe them. They live in hunger & fear. All they ever hope for is to live by another day, that's all. Because they are around your house, you find them annoying..but do u actually know how do they feel? They have no food, no shelter and no love. They have feelings too. Do you know where do they go after being caught? Do you know how scared they are being under the hands of those idiots who catch them? DO YOU KNOW HOW R THEY BEING TREATED???? Think of yourself being caught and u have no whr to run but to stay put n live thru the agony of being the next to be killed in a cruel way. You love your children, ur family and your loved ones...u want them to be safe.. you find all means to protect these people, bcuz u do not want them to feel pain n live in fear. apply the same thing to animals! they hv feelings too. all they ever have is us human to protect them...but as unfortunate as they are, some idiots bring them pain and cruelty. The next time you call the MP to get rid of the stray dogs around ur house, think of urself being treated the same way! All they ever wished for is to live another day without pain & fear! Be kind! That's all...
Seri Haziq Selangor
I wish some people would understand they have feeling and a life to. They feel pain like we do, and still they have to suffer like this.
Amira Nasuha Selangor
stop animal abuse, all animals should live for the next generation to see cute panda's and such(:
Totally agree with this campaign. Hopefully this campaign can create awareness to the public
Annabel Pianzin Sabah
I wish this could be carry out soon and the government should play a role in stopping animal cruelty because it's not the right thing to do. I'm sick of seeing animals being treated like nothing. They have the right to live a good life too. So please, be kind to them.
Angie Thean Kuala Lumpur
Stop animal abuse please, dog is part of God's wonderful creation.....
Chin Su-An Perak
Those who abuse animals DO NOT deserve to be human !!
Please stop abusing animals.
Marina Yeow Selangor
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Mahatma Gandhi.
Stephanie John J Sabah
I love animals.PLEASE STOP IT.
Lee Aik Leng Johor
All the best in making this success.. May God bless all who love animals..
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
sign for a better future!!!
God created our pets. What rights do we have to abuse them? To the dim-witted abusers, the obvious answer is NONE.