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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
Well, I was considering going there on holidays, now I won't. I can't go to a place where dogs are so mistreated.
Susan Casey Florida, United States
Please save these helpless defenseless pets who cannot speak for themselves and who have the sad heartbreaking misfortune to be in Malaysia. Please ... thank you.
Chin Siew Mei Sabah
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
Please be Human!! Animals Are Members of Communities and the Family of God.Please, please, please treat them well :(
Ilse Ceusters Hokkaido, Japan
Instant re-education on how to live WITH animals is immediately needed. More urgently, is STOPPING animal abuse as of today!
Gail Wheeler Pennsylvania, United States
The TORTURE of LIVING BEINGS has to stop! This is 2015! There are HUMANE ways of treating all issues you may have! ALL LIVES MATTER! GOD SPEED!
Maria Eugenia (maru) Garcia Sanchez Michoacan, Mexico
Already do not continue to being cruel with the animals!!!
Adam Perez Texas, United States
It doesn't take a lot to be a decent human being.
Reza Buan Florida, United States
Please consider animals as more than just a property but a living, feeling part of our world. Have stricter laws against animal abuse and harsher punishments for the abusers. Let your people know too that we have evolved into better, gentler and more intelligent human beings and that we should now treat animals better. Thank you very much for your time and cooperation.
Soo Kim New Jersey, United States
No animals should ever be abused. We must speak up for the voiceless.
Christine Harmer England - London, United Kingdom
please stop this cruelty to the animals, thank you, it is inhumane.
Kathy Efthymiakopoulos Quebec, Canada
I support this petition
Doris Teasdale England - Sunderland, United Kingdom
it is so sad that animals should suffer in this way
Carmen Celea Bucuresti, Romania
PLEASE FRIENDS ! SIGN AND SHARE ,JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH SUFFER POOR INNOCENTS ANIMALS . Take a minute and sign. ASIANS COUNTRY ARE DISGRACE OF HUMANITY FOR ANIMALS ! Same on you !
Stop killing innocent lives it's as same as murder!!
Chong Hui Yin Negeri Sembilan
Animal deserve to live better!!! Pls stop killing them!!!! Dogs are human best friends!!!!
ISSAC LIM Kuala Lumpur
The stray dog need to help by the humans! Please find a better solution to solve this problem not kill all the street the dog as solution!
Cheri Smith Kentucky, United States
Meunier Margaux Essonne, France
That's inacceptable and horrible ! In other countries like France, we have law to protect the animals !!