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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
" the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated " ~ Mahatma Gandhi
LIEW CHENG MING Negeri Sembilan
Pls Stop killing Dogs.
Chen Lai Lai Perak
Make a difference.Malaysia.Please stop animal abuse.
Loh Yan Min Kedah
Please stop animal abuse!
Kean Kang Koay Pulau Pinang
Stop killing, damn human!
Jillouise Breslauer Michigan, United States
OOI SEE MING Pulau Pinang
Pls do not scrapping the innocent dogUXN
Clara Kisinyo Graubunden, Switzerland
I suggest you implement an animal welfare law within your country if not already done. Thank you!
Anna Lilja Karlsdottir Hofudborgarsvaedi, Iceland
Please stop this animal abuse, this is bad karma.
Ray Waters England - Reading, United Kingdom
Animals should be treated with kindness and respect
Elke Rabsch Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Mary Morabito New York, United States
What a horrible way to treat these poor animals. Why not follow procedures of countries who humanely treat them. It's cheaper to just kill them, poor reflection on you:(
Anonymous England - Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
We want protection from cruelty and inhumane handling of ALL ANIMALS there is to much abuse of our gentle creatures for no reason some for fun and pleasure seeing an animal suffer and laughing at it there is no compassion at all.
Patricia Gouge England - Cumbria, United Kingdom
Please stop this atrocious cruelty
animal abuse is sucker thing, please stop!!
Ng Cheng Cheng Selangor
please dont simply kill the dogs
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Please ban malay authorities cruelty to animals
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Please stop animal abuse
Nia Tianjin, China
what. the. eff. can you imagine the same kinda thnkniig anywhere else in the world Delta wishes you a merry christmas! Round up your family and friends and make sure it fills a race quota and we'll reward you! Don't worry, there's enough mexicans to go around like..huh?! Sorry, already have one chinese, can you get your malay friend to join ah?
Nam Qinghai, China
this may page is like...food for my brain! i'm devouring every deaitl! i love the way you used the dried flowers in a collage. i have some leaves and blossoms in a press, just waiting to be used. what an insiration!