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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 STOP ANIMAL ABUSE NOW!!! I AM A ANIMALS LOVER...AS A HUMAN BEING, I HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOICE MY ANGER TOWARDS THIS INSANE PEOPLE WHO ABUSE ANIMALS IN THIS WORLD!!!!!!
STOP SPAYING AND NEUTERING ANIMALS
Muhammad Muhsin Bin Muhammad Daud Kedah
Stop animal abuse. It is inhumane. Is is against our religion. Allahuakbar!
NORHAWA BT MAT JUAINI Kuala Lumpur
IM PET LOVER. I DON'T AGREE WITH ALL CRIME THAT INVOLVE ANIMALS. PLEASE STOP ABUSING OR KILLING ANIMALS. AS A MUSLIM IS MY RESPONSIBLE TO MAKE SURE ALL ANIMALS IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE RIGHTS TO BE LOVED.
NURUL ASMANINA BINTI SAAD Perak
I've seen some animals been abused in my hometown. I hope with this petition, will make a different. Please save them. Thanks.
Norfarahin Khairuddin Selangor
The people of the country need to be more 'human' to all animals, no matter they are strays or not. I believe that the cruel behavior towards animal will be ended only if all parties do their job and not just sitting back and do nothing! Together we can make a difference.
Khairul Bariyah Nokman Kuala Lumpur
Enforced law regarding animal rights n welfare...they are human being too. Every single soul has right to be treated properly and has right to live in peace.
aNIMALS ARE gOD'S CREATIONS TOO!
Ong Goay Keow Pulau Pinang
A life ( human or animal ) is aLIVE ! Let's be human and spare these poor animals from such brutality and suffering. May I ask ," Do they deserve such barbaric treatment? What have they done ? " Let's touch our conscience . . . Please stop killing !!!
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Please stop the abuse!
Yusnizar Binti M. Yusof Selangor
STOP ANIMAL ABUSE IMMIDIATELY!
Please take animal abusers seriously!
JESSY Kuala Lumpur
Please stop the abuse and killing of stray animals. Malaysians are said to be a caring society, if this is so than please show some humanity (perikemanusian) to this animals.
Cliff Tan Kuala Lumpur
Stop Animal Abuse as Animal have life too.........
Yeap Bee Li Pulau Pinang
Stop all the killing of the stray animals and we can trap them, neuter & spay then release them back on the street than the population of the stray will slowly increase or can give to shelters and let them care them and they will a adopter to adopt them. All the NGOs will help with this and by then we must have a proper education that started from young to teach all children we must not hurt or kill animals. We have to teach them from young to love and take good care of animals. Animals will not voices out their right and we as human have a right to voices up for the poor animals. They all were created by God too as we human, so we don't have a right at all to choose for them whether to let them live or die, only God have the right to choose for them. They all have souls too so PLEASE STOP ALL THE KILLING!
Teohaimin Pulau Pinang
All life's got the right to severe in this world
Ross Ariffin Selangor
Yes, educate all those pet/animal owners coz if theyre not educated properly and their pets trained properly, this will continue!
Helena Hon Selangor
The “aduan” system currently being used by municipal councils is flawed as it allows for anonymity, protection and non-accountability on the part of the complainant. He is not named or revealed to the complainee and is not held liable if his complaint turns out to be false or an act of revenge or other personal agendas. This “snitch” & frivolous style of complaining is tantamount to making false police reports or calling 999 as a prank. It also encourages abuse by both parties – the complainant and the municipal council who then assumes the power to act as judge, jury and executioner. (When the accused is dogs, there is only one sentence imposed – death -- and it is often carried out immediately and NOT in the presence of the dog owner). Please amend the system immediately so that the complainant is also held accountable for his or her actions.