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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
Anonymous Scotland - West Dunbartonshire, United Kingdom
The brutality shown to animals throughout the world is shocking and at the moment seems to be extreme in Malaysia and other countries in the region, based on the number of petitions being put online. Please help to stop this terrible abuse of animals. Thank you!
LOUISE RATHKEY Wales - Newport, United Kingdom
They all have feeligs the same as humans-in fact they're to trusting sometimes.To make this a better world we must respect animals instead of abusing and killing them for no reason.
AUDREY BTE EVAN LO Sabah
We need to fight against those Animal abuse!We need to protect and taking care of them. Animals have feelings, they are more understand than human beings.They have rights to live in second chance!Animal abuse deserve to be punished!
LAMOTTE Ardennes, France
LE RESPECT DE LA VIE CELLE DES HUMAINS MAIS AUSSI CELLE DES ANIMAUX ON RECONNAIT LA GRANDEUR D'UN PAYS PAR LA FACON DONT ON TRAITE LES ANIMAUX GANDY
Mary Walishko England - Kent, United Kingdom
My company and I, friends and family will never visit your country until animal abusers are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Lesley McCulloch England - Sunderland, United Kingdom
Animal abuse and cruelty must be stopped. Animal welfare and rights must be improved and enforced. Say no to cruelty
Alissa Ruiz Texas, United States
Let's fight animal abusers on barring all forms as illegal and maximum penalty
Gama Leong Chee Cheong Pulau Pinang
Please stop abuse
In kuching i dunt like the way tht our gverment tread to thoues animal dog"...when public complant they will arrive and have a rop tied at the dog neck or jst injected them wth the madicine till the dog die....
Hanna Hashim Kuala Lumpur
I insist this cruelty has to be stopped & banned immediately!!
Colleen Green England - Devon, United Kingdom
This is 2015 the world should of evolved from barbaric treatment of any animals.I can only hope if you ever have a crisis that involves the rest of the world to help, that we show compassion that you don't. If it doesn't change. I will not. This isn't hidden. The world sees you torture.
Michelle Ward England - East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
The Malaysian government needs to educate it's public. They also need to have a law that protect the animals.The law must be tough so this cruelty will stop. The police should also become involved to save these animals and to make arrests. Come on Malaysia Wake up! Malaysia BOLEH!
Ganesh Velu Selangor
Councils must employ trained animal friendly personnel to handle strays and any other animal.They are not to bekilled but trapped,neutered and released.Killing is forbidden in any culture and is not a healthy practice.Be compassionate please
Bhavani Gettings Kuala Lumpur
Animals are all God's Creatures and He did not propose for them to be treated with anything but complete kindness
Tan Mei Ping Pulau Pinang
"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being." ~Abraham Lincoln A great nation care for animals right,Make Malaysia a better country.
LINDA WEBB England - Barnet, United Kingdom
Stop this animal cruelty. They are God' creations just like us.
Smithd302 Zhytomyrs'ka, Zimbabwe
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