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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
gotta stop these inhuman act... how do we feel when humans were animals and get such treatment ..
Lee Seng Poh Perak
I hope the world would be a better place for everyone to live, work & play. Life should be filled with love & happiness.
Dawn A. Lalis Sabah
SPARE LIVE FOR THE ANIMALS CHANGE THE ACTS
Gwendolene Haw Qin Ling Singapore
Please restrict sales of animal products! More animals will not be killed just for their organs because no one can buy them anymore. People will still survive without bear biles etc.
Roxanne Lee Kuala Lumpur
Change the animal act now! Compare to other country, we are far more behind! Insignificant law is the main reason people conduct animal abuse, by the way animal abuse had shown lead to interhuman violence in many psychology journal. Stop animal abuse to prevent more crime happens.
YONG YEW FATT Kuala Lumpur
We need to revise the existing laws to reflect the gravity of the crime. Cruelty to animals should not be tolerated and strict enforcement is needed. A society that stands helpless in protecting the weak and vulnerable is a sick society.
Emelia Ng Kuala Lumpur
Stop the cruelty to animals! Stern punishment to those who abused the animals!!!
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Abuse is a sign of a cruel heart,who ever that abuse a life(animal) is like one day this person will abuse human too.
stop~ please stop
If you can't help them, don't hurt them the very least. they feel pain and they have lives. what comes around, goes around. it's a circle of life. don't believe? what till karma eats you bit by bit. don't believe? it's okay. take a look at your state of life and how 'better' it will become of your misdoings.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
My neighbour kept these 3 puppies in a 0.5m x 3m crate/cage. ive never seen those dogs leave that cage let alone gone for a walk in their life.The dogs are not vaccinated and have never been bathed.This has been going on for about for about 2 years.These kind of people deserve a penalty much larger than 200ringgit!
Nancy Tan Kuala Lumpur
Few months ago, a vet recommended Proheart S12 to my dog. 3 hours after the injection, my dog suffered from bloody diarrhoea and vomits, later he was hospitalized and diagnosed for kidney and liver failure, and almost lost his life. He was hospitalized for a week, and now months after the injection, he still suffers from the post side effects. I wrote to the drug company to report the case however no significant action was taken. I then report the case to MOH, and realized that Proheart S12 is yet to be approved but they are allowed to continue selling until the authority received significant number of reports. To me, I think this is an abuse too, we are allowing many more animals to take the risk of reactions even death before the selling stops, and provided any report is made. Otherwise, it will continue to be introduce to the animals like current situation which I believe is years for now.
Anonymous Brunei-Muara, Brunei Darussalam
I hope the petition goes through...Malaysians need to wake up and start thinking about their abusive actions to their own pets....because what they are doing is actually causing embarrassment and is a disgrace to the country
Faezah Zianalabiden Johor
love them not abuse them!
Please help those poor souls. Stop animal abuse!
Azlina Binti Zakaria Selangor
PLEASE STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!!!!!!!
Charlie Tab Hui Xian Kuala Lumpur
Governmetnt, Please do something to protect the dogs and cats, they're our friend so do you. Do catch the people who make abuse to pet!! We would sincerely thanks to you. Stop ABUSING!!!
S@m Kuala Lumpur
I completely support "STOP ANIMAL ABUSE". Indeed, the country should be more civilize and open for allowing dog to be brought everywhere like in those develop country.
Save animal please ...!!! Treat them with heart ..!!!!