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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 help to stop animal cruelty. Animals have feelings and senses too just like how we humans are. Thank you to those who help to support this noble cause.
Mageswary A/P Muniandy Kuala Lumpur
Stop the animal abuse. The abusers should given heavy punishment on the spot. Animals are better than human being. They couldn't speak, but can express they feelings. They have their own pain and suffering which they couldnt explain to us. Let the animal goes by their way. People who act cruel towards the animal, remember one thing. You will be rewarded by nature in the name of KARMA.. You will treated cruelly by somebody somewhere!!!!!! Nature is watching you!!!!
Pets should be treated as a part of our family.
Lim Yoke Lan Melaka
I love animal.And i hate the person who abuse and bully animals!Please be a kind hearted person and love them as a human.They are living things and have a warm heart as us.
Yin Wei Hiong Selangor
God will know it, and you will pay for what you had done if you still doing it!
Siew Yee Von Kuala Lumpur
Animals have feeling too. Do not be cruel to them unless you want to be treated the same way.
K.Jeevan Kuala Lumpur
I feel that we are not doing much in preventing the animal cruelty because once we send a petition we think our duty is over but we are not doing follow-up whether any action has been taken by respective department that we send our petition so I think I have to move now towards making sure that a tougher punishment can be enforce by respective department whether it is going to be PM dept MOA dept AGC dept or DVS dept but my fight is going to go on until the bill is passed and if I have to go to the maximum level to get it done than I will.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Animals are GOD's creation too. Let's put an END to this issue. Have a HEART!
CHIN YIN YIN Johor
Animals can't speak up when they are being abused.Animals protection legislation is therefore most welcomed to increase the punishment for animal abusers. Love the animals as you love your own children.Be a role model to young generation!
Alia Anisya Kuala Lumpur
Animals have feelings too. They cannot speak nor do they fight back, simply because they do not have the power to do so. That is why us humans, who do have the power to alter their fates, must help these abused animals so they could lead normal happy lives as they deserved like all of God's creation. Stop animal cruelty. Before you ignore this message, imagine how sad it is to look at the animals' miserable faces when they are abused? If u cannot imagine an animal, take your children, your sister, your parents or close friend's faces.. You wouldn't want to see their sad faces do you?
Cypriana Cayaus Perak
Animals have their rights to be treated humanely!
Human have life. Animals have life too. PLEASE, show some warm heart to animals.
Parthiban Krishnan Perak
Lets End animal abuse. Its getting way out of hand in Malaysia.
stop animal abuse.love and save the animals.
Ng Yeong Yaw Johor
Jus stop it
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
PLease help prevent these inhumane people from hurting stray dogs/cats and any other kind of animals, this is such an inhumane act, It hurts me to see this... sadness me..we can make a difference, if only we choose to!! To Prime Minister, PLEASE DO SOMETHING MORE ABOUT THIS MATTER!!
From Animal Lover....<3
LIM TZAW LIN Johor
Pls stop animal abuse,we human also animals,we cnt kill any animals
Chone Wei Seong Negeri Sembilan
Animals have feelings too, please be kind to them, animals don't deserved to be treated like this.
Cindy Khoo Pulau Pinang
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi
Anonymous Negeri Sembilan
Please stop animal abuse . We as a human should take care of them not to torture them . Please , do compasssionate people!