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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
No, No to animal cruelties in this civilized country.
HONG TING LING Melaka
Regardless what is your religion.We as human should protect the animal. Malaysia Boleh!
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
I Love Animals.. Please Stop Animal Abuse.. STOP IT!!!!!!!!
Dogs have life as well as human. be fair.
Tay Swee Peng Kuala Lumpur
Really wonder why need to resort such a cruel way to kill the stray dogs? Is that the only way to control the stray population?? It is really sickening to see the cruel way of killing. Is this the right method??? Please think & evaluate.....
Meggie Chen Kedah
i believe u will earn a respect by treating those dogs better. dear gov, don't hate them because they are the 'haram' animal in islam. if Allah creates everything in the world,then please respect these dogs like how u respect ur Allah. dog catches,nobody pay u guys to hurt those dogs. put that in ur retared brain before u say a shit.
Chew Sin Cbi Melaka
Please stop this barbaric act and fight for the rights of animals. If we human not protect their rights, then who else there to help them !!
Daniel Quey Kuala Lumpur
I Love Animals.. Please Stop Animal Abuse.. They also have right to live too..
Anonymous Pennsylvania, United States
A country's development is reflected on how the people of the nation treat the animals.
Little fur kids outside there have thier rights to alive..even though they cant speak out..v s a human need to protect them(at least)..but nt touture them..
Anonymous Singapore, Singapore
Please stop all this nonsense, thank you!
Please stop this.Thank you
I hope you could stop this. Thank you :)
JASON Kuala Lumpur
Please stop abusing animals . They are not your slaves!
END ANIMAL ABUSE NOW. GOD DOES NOT WANT US TO MISTREAT AND ABUSE HIS CREATIONS.
MOHD ARIF BIN JULIAN@MOHD SOFIAN Sabah
All "STOP ANIMAL ABUSEMENT" campaigns must be united so that the animal abusement can be stop radically. First start from 1 country and then the next country. Statistically, most animals from food industries are being abused. Like cows, pigs, milk cows, rabbits, horses, ducks, etc. You can see the proofs from YouTube or other websites. Minor movements from "STOP ANIMAL ABUSEMENT" might not work very well. And also, the government must add more laws for animals rights. Not all animals are same. Remember this, "SOME ANIMALS DESERVE TO BE HUMAN, SOME PEOPLE DESERVE TO BE ANIMALS"
My neighbor abuses his dog. The dog is 24hrs tied to a gas cylinder. She doesn't hv any shelter from the rain. She's probably not even given sufficient food. This is his address no 8 lorong sungai keramat 34A/KU6 Taman klang Utama. Can someone pls do something about it...
Rose Ann Gregorio National Capital Region, Philippines
This MUST be stopped! These sick and inhumane people need to be punished!