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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
Yes, educate all those pet/animal owners coz if theyre not educated properly and their pets trained properly, this will continue!
Helena Hon Selangor
The “aduan” system currently being used by municipal councils is flawed as it allows for anonymity, protection and non-accountability on the part of the complainant. He is not named or revealed to the complainee and is not held liable if his complaint turns out to be false or an act of revenge or other personal agendas. This “snitch” & frivolous style of complaining is tantamount to making false police reports or calling 999 as a prank. It also encourages abuse by both parties – the complainant and the municipal council who then assumes the power to act as judge, jury and executioner. (When the accused is dogs, there is only one sentence imposed – death -- and it is often carried out immediately and NOT in the presence of the dog owner). Please amend the system immediately so that the complainant is also held accountable for his or her actions.
stop killing the animal x.x
Arianne Lisa Pulau Pinang
Please stop animal abuse, and killing!!!
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
Please stop animal abuse! They have also right to live like us!
Priscilla Ng Pulau Pinang
Yap Cheng Cheng Pulau Pinang
Pls stop killing the animal
Et Quah Pulau Pinang
Eric Pak Pulau Pinang
stop abusing...support all the way....
Chew Geik Eng Pulau Pinang
STOP KILLING. STOP ABUSING.
Samer Kuala Lumpur
We Malaysians are NOT Barbarians and we are not CRUEL!!! please stop cruelty in any form. People who are cruel to animals is actually a sign of mental illness. Aastaghfirullahalazim..SHOW MERCY!!!
Ann P'ng Pulau Pinang
Pls stop killing/abusing animals cos they has life and they a second chance from mercy.
Sab Ng Pulau Pinang
Stop animal abuse and killing.
LEE SEE SIONG Pulau Pinang
STOP ALL KILLING
Tampo Miki Tokyo, Japan
Please stop killing animals, at lease do not allow the Municipal Councils to kill the strays in such cruel ways of shooting, hitting, strangling or poisoning, it is unbelievable in modern countries.
Marina A/P Laurence Pulau Pinang
Things are already worst at many places in Malaysia and i have all proves for this Animal Abuse.Why can't we be an example country to stop animal abuse?I humblely request to you for your action against awfull killing of the strays animals.I too strongly believe that your intervencion in this matter.You are the only one can make the changes in Malaysia.No one else can bring the changes.Please save their lifes.Thank You.
Please have mercy on animals.
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
Heng Hui Qin Pulau Pinang
Please STOP animal abuse~ They are living creature like us~ would u like if u are treating bad by someone. Furthermore, they are unable to speak out like human, so it is our responsibility to protect them from being harm.
Sarah Hanisah Bt Anas Perak
plz act fast..as an Islamic country why do Malaysian have to do such cruelties to animals? plz stop it.