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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
Cruelty to animals must stop. Animals do no harm to human being. Put yourself as a form of an animal, and a human being takes cruelty measure on you. How would you feel? :)
Please stop animal. Animal have feeling just like human. They have brain, they have heart. And they have love...
Will Wee Kuala Lumpur
Stricter law to protect another living being.
Chin Kah Yi Sabah
Be kind to God's creation. Take care of them.
Animals cannot speak for themselves, so we must help them to do it!
Loong Tien Ming Kuala Lumpur
Duncan Chester Sabah
Animals have feelings too...every animal deserve a better life,love & care....<3
Please appreciate animal life.
Stop animal abusing.
E.Effendi Bin Edip Sabah
Kindness is like a boomerang and it will come back to you. Cruelty is also like a boomerang but it'll come back to knock some sense into your heads.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Pet owners, please take good care of your pets, don't let them breed if you can't take care of the off-springs. We wish for the animals to have good shelters, not being rejected and left straying on the streets.
TOH WEE HAW JESSE Selangor
let's do it
STOP THE ABUSE!
Please people, make a difference by supporting this. Animals deserve a right too.
Mohd Tarmimi Negeri Sembilan
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated." -Gandhi. Something to think about.
Sophia Kuala Lumpur
Please help those kind n speehless animals.. they are just like small children.They need love n care. Stop abusing. Think if you were in their shoes.
stop abusing animals!!they deserve to be loved as we do!!