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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
These innocent defenceless MUST respect and to be love. They dont deserve to be MURDER and TOTURE. Leave them alive.
Soxhlet Liege, Belgium
Horrible et inhumain! Respecter les animaux, c'est prévenir la violence sur les humains. Un animal Est un etre vivant qui souffre et ressent!
Betty Paraskevi Western Australia, Australia
Stop killing harmless animals!
BARBARA HINKLE Pennsylvania, United States
PLEASE STOP ANIMAL ABUSE
Sandr And Peter Sweerman Noord-Holland, Netherlands
INHUMANE/SHAME man's best friend needs love and care and protection from the beasts....
Lisa Zalenski Michigan, United States
Unbelievable that anyone would allow this to happen
Fookleong TANG Perak
Stop cruelty to animals, they have the right to live too.
Carlos Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
These people are monsters and deserve to be punished with death !!
Angelle Lau Kuala Lumpur
Pls do not kill the innocent life!
Petra Mitschrick Limburg, Netherlands
There aren't enough words in any language to express how SICKENING this is !!! Killing innocent dogs in this brutal way is not the solution !!! Earth was created for all lifes not only for you !!! PLEASE PROTECT THE DOGS !!!
Eileem Sokolowski Arizona, United States
Please be a more compassionate and humane country and people and show love, protection, care, vet and medical care, food and water for the stray dogs until they find a foster or adopted home forever. Stop killing them as they are one of God's creations just like us humans.
i hope to save the strays from being kill by government
Jonathan Soong Pulau Pinang
This is not the right way. Vaccination is the poor furkids only hope. I hope more can sign.
This thing needs to stop right away. What gives you the rights to take their life? They're just trying to survive
Connie Palladini California, United States
Stop torturing & murdering innocent animals!!!!!!
Irina Golda Lamadrid Buenos Aires, Argentina
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!