News Flash: [ view all ] [2012-04-25] Better Protection For All Creatures Great And Small [read] [2012-04-23] Public Can View Animal Welfare Bill Soon [read] [2011-09-09] "End Inhumane Acts" - Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye [read] [2011-09-06] RM100,000 fine, 6-mth jail for cruelty to animals under new act [read] [2011-06-22] Stricter rules for handling strays [read]
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 stop animal abuse . We as a human should take care of them not to torture them . Please , do compasssionate people!
Karen Lee Selangor
stop animal abuse
It's about time for us to put animal cruelty to an end!!!!
Celine Ooi Kuala Lumpur
Compassion for all including animals should be taught at school
Jenny Lim Selangor
No Religion in The World encourages cruelty to animals nor one another. Do reflect on what you had done, would do, are doing....do not be perceived to condone cruelty in any form...
May The almighty Have Mercy On You.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Love the Animals
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Please stop abuse/kill animal from now on. Cruelness human are deserve to get the punishment from law. Government have to take action to punish them instead let them continue its action anymore!!
Jason Ng Gan Shong Kuala Lumpur
People studied moral. But non of us studied that animal abuse is a good stuff. There have a lot of ways to help those animal other then just killing them. I really trust that if everyone just give a bit of care to those animal can give a lot of changes to them.
PS : Nobody deserve to suffer while they came to this world.
Stop animal abuse!!!!!!!!!
Please protect all tne animal outside.... STOP ANIMAL ABUSE
Deddy Sulistiono Morad Sarawak
Nyawa haiwan sama nilai dengan nyawa manusia...berhenti jd musuh utama kpd haiwan.kita tidak layak hidup kalau kta abaikan tanggung jawab kta kpd makhluk lain.
Stop the municipal from killing the stray dogs!
Au Zi Qing Selangor
I wish that everyone will stop animal abuse because it's cruel and it will harm its feelings!
STOP ANIMAL ABUSE PLEASE!!! :(
PEOPLE NO HEART ONLY CAN ABUSE ANIMALS..
Amir Ihsan Kuala Lumpur
Respect to other beings, is the first step to Humanity. I did my part and I am willing to do anything to help them.Let me know if I can be of any help. Best, Amir
Samantha Walton Kuala Lumpur
I foster kittens for the SPCA. I have donated far more than RM200 to helping these babies, so that they might have a chance at a happy life, and a chance to enhance someone else's. I don't want anything back for this: it is reward enough. What hurts is people who are caught (and I'm willing to bet that it was not their only offence) in an animal cruelty situation, get a mere RM200 maximum fine for their disgusting actions. It's not right, you know it's not right. I cannot imagine anyone complaining if laws were passed to make the punishments comparable to human cruelty punishments. Please, consider this petition seriously.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
lets make a difference. animals meant to be loved not to abused..so what's the different between human and animals?where animals can show us love.... why cant we?and government should make some focus area towards animals welfare..looking at developed country such as USA they're having animal police to stop and prevent such cases as such...so where are we to stop these?
Muhammad Imran Mohd Junaidi Selangor
Love the animal please!!..especially the CATS~~
Animals are no different then us, we have feelings so do they..the only different is we were born with intellects,so we should know which is wrong and which is right.. Im against animal abuse
Mr.Prime Minister..when are you going to act and put a stop to animal abuse. How many signatures you need in order for you to take action.