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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 for cryin out loud! -.-''
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Please help these animals, victims of human cruelty . End this heart wrenching suffering now!
Anonymous Negeri Sembilan
We have our own lives. Animals have their own lives. Why should we let the heartless people abuse the animals? They must be jailed and punished as how they treat the animals.
Inconjunction with World Animal Day 2moro I am signing this petition to stop animal abuse.
Say NO to animal abuse!
Logasvaran Negeri Sembilan
Animals are like human being too. Please do not hurt them in any ways.
Anonymous Negeri Sembilan
Stop torturing and killing the strays and animals! Do you want your children to be treated the same way? be more humane, else karma shall serve you.
Please stop killing the strays...
Hariz Bin Zainal Johor
I Hope & wish that animal's have a better life than to be abused by bad & crazy because they are just like us they have feelings to hope the people get arrested for life because of abusing an poor defenceless animal....
Ravin Pulau Pinang
God created both humans and animals, therefore animals must be treated in a good way.
NOR ATIQAH BINTI SULEIMAN Sabah
I AM AGAINST THE ANIMAL ABUSE AS I AM AN ANIMAL LOVER! STOP ABUSING THE POOR ANIMAL..
no animal abuse!
Hassuna Nazmi Jamaludin Selangor
full support for this program
I give my full support on this. Animals have feelings and they can feel pain too. We should help them as they cannot speak for themselves. So lets be a voice for the animals and support this!
Animals have feelings too! Stop abusing them PLEASE!
Chong Souk Ching Kuala Lumpur
Please help the dog at FRIM SELAYANG KUALA LUMPUR.. they abuse by the people who live there and not allow us to safe them.