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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
Stop Animal Abuse!!!!Be Fair to Animal Becuse They Are Living Creatures Just Like Humans.Be their voice.
YAM SU YEN Selangor
please be fair to animals too!
ALL THE ABUSE WILL GET BACK TO YOU. hate KARMA don't hate ANIMALS. They didn't even do anything to harm any of you :)
would locking a puppy in the back of a compound an abuse? the newly brought in puppy is so young and alone. she cried the whole day n night since she got here. and the owners do not play w her or take her out on walks. they leave water for her and i think food as well. it is sad to hear her cries for so many days. the home is alone ss2/2 47300 petaling jaya.
Karen Chong Johor
Compassion conquers all! If you do not want yourself to end up in whatever form of sufferings, pls do so to animals. They do not deserve to be abuse or kill by human beings. Karma bites.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
STOP ANIMAL ABUSE, SAVE THE ANIMALS.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Stop the madness. There is no excuse for abuse and cruelty towards animals. Dear Government, I can hardly feel your presence in solving this matter. Do what you're elected to do!
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Please stop animal abuse. they have a right to live happy and us humans are the one that should be protecting them not hurting them. STOP ANIMAL ABUSE.
Please stop the abusive towards animal. they God's creation just like us, human.
Together, we can make a difference. Be kind to animals.
Animals deserve as much love and respect as we do. Stop animal abuse. Animals are also god's creation just like us, we are not superior than them and we have NO rights to hurt them.
it break my heart seeing people torture animals.. they hv heart & feeling... all they need is home & love from us.. STOP animal cruelty & STOP animal abuse... if u think u cant love them dont keep them.. they deserve better place!
Animals have hearts; they have needs, they have feelings and they have missions. They dont have plans, but they have love. They can feel pain, those excruciating ones, and people are giving them the hardest battles to fight.
Stop animal cruelty. Stop animal abuse. They are here for a reason - only goodness knows. Government, they have values -- real values, and you dont want to wait till it is too late to save their kinds.
Padmani Suppiah Selangor
It is heart-breaking to see that the government and its authorities condone such cruelty.
I find animal abuse is rampant in Malaysia. Whatever race or religion, that person should know, never to abuse a living being. An animal is a living being
ARNIDA OTHMAN Selangor
Animal Cruelty Must Stop.. Please i begging to anyone especially government to make a big change in respect and show our appreciation to animal,animal is also a kind a beautiful creature after a hot woman out there..and animal is a beautiful give from our Lord,so show our respect..PLEASE!
TAN JAZ LYN Selangor
Try treating Animal like a human then hit it on the wall 10 times. If a human will bleed and cry, how do you think animal will feel?They can't talk to fight back they have feelings too.
Gabriel Lee Yung Saint Selangor
The sooner the better we have the revised Animal Welfare Bill 2012 passed ! In a way to SERIOUSLY discourage cruelty to animals, especially dogs and cats. Can the JPVM speed up the BILL please???? Thank you.
AU YONG GEOK TIN Selangor
Has the JABATAN PERKHIDMATAN VETERINAR MALAYSIA finalised the REVISED ANIMAL WELFARE BILL for 2012 (Proposed) ??? I have done the online survey in June 2012. Exactly how serious is this JPVM to pass the Proposed Bill ???