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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 has to be stopped right now! its easy to take a life but to give one back,its not easy...so please please please...stop this..
Jocelyn Koh Selangor
I watched the video and I am appalled! How can the government allow this! I am in the midst of applying for a licence for my dog and some of the terms are ridiculous especially number 3 which says "Mana-mana anjing berlesen yang di jumpai do tempat awam, maka pihak Masjlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya boleh merampas atau membinasakan anjing it." We have to put a stop to this!
Please help those poor animals.
Nur Diyanah Bte Sulaiman Selangor
Stop animal abuse.
MAKE the difference. Not try.
Perabahari Rajendran Selangor
stop brutality on animals. they deserve the best!
Any good religions will emphasize on how important to love and care for all animals. If those who abused animals don't believe in any religion, then they should believe in karma or 'what goes around,comes around'.
please respect life!
All cruelty towards animals must be stopped immediate. Do not treat animals in a way you do not want anyone treating you in the same way. If you can't love and care for them, the least you can do is to not hurt them. Let us work together and give all animals better life on earth.
Rashidah Binti Wahid Kuala Lumpur
please..stop animal abuse..i have seen it enough..i can't take it anymore..please stop it!!..
CHOW HON CHOY Selangor
WE LIVE TO PROTECT LIFE AND NOT TO ABUSE LIVE LIFE....YOUR PARTICIPATION CAN SAVE A LOT OF LIVE LIFE AROUND YOU
stop animal abuse
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
stop animal abuse
i am agree to this campaign to stop animal abuse!
Government and especially to the related agencies, please do your job right to enforce more stricter legislation in order to curb animal abuse. Animal have the right to be loved as they are His creatures as well, just like us!!
Joey Tan Kuala Lumpur
Save the animal from being abused. They need you.
Mak Jia Wen Negeri Sembilan
Stop animal abuse!!! animals are lives!!!
Animals have feelings too and sometimes they show better affection to their children more than humans.God created animals so we should appreciate them and enjoy their company. We have no rights to abuse animals or simply take their lives away. Have a heart and care for them. Show them our love and kindness, please.
Jose Mario Dolor De Vega Selangor
To be humane with the animals is to be fully human!
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Please stop Animal Abusing. Even if you're angry at someone, or about something... If animals could speak, you'd know how they feel...