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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
Animals, like us, feel pain and heartache too. There is absolutely no reason/need to inflict pain on these poor creatures simply because they are not humans or has no voice to cry out. The irony is that we humans can be so much more cruel and wicked compared to dogs and cats. Those who abuse or neglect animals especially their own pets should be severely dealt with by the law.
stop animal abuse people!
Branden Peter Kuala Lumpur
@_@ its late and im sleepy nth else to write other than time to stand up and make a differents PEOPLE animals are animals no matter what species are they. DOG, cat, fish, tiger ,lion and etc.... we as a dominating species have to power to change.
Rashmi Ramakrishnan Sabah
Recently today I saw DBKK (Kota Kinabalu) stop and kick a monitor lizard who was not causing any problems as it was just sitting on the side of the road in a shoplot area.The DBKK men kicked it,then picked it up and started kicking it again and threw it against the truck.They were laughing all the way.
As a doctor I have to treat these same people with kindness and compassion and this is their true nature.What has our malaysian society become?How can we become a so called developed nation if our minds have not progressed?
Wai Yin Kuala Lumpur
Together we can raise the awareness and conscience amongst our society today in a concerted effort to stop animal abuse and any of such inhumane act towards another innocent life form, including animals...
"ALL ANIMALS DESERVE A BETTER LIFE IF NOT BETTER THAN US HUMANS - DO NOT FORGET THAT THEY LOVE EACH OF YOU AS YOU ARE AND DO NOT DISCRIMINATE AS HUMANS DO"
Nur Ezurin Mustafa Terengganu
Animal abusers must be punished severely, not just a pat on the wrist.
Mariam Khairni Terengganu
now i found a good way to stop the animal abuse....
Anonymous Negeri Sembilan
Please stop animal cruelty. We're all part of this world. Learn to respect each other no matter if it's a living being or not. RESPECT & LOVE.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia need animal cops.And the government please provide 24 hours emergency animal hospital all over the state so all the animals can be treated on time in case of emergency with reasonable /affordable price.
Malaysian DOG deserve better. Please raise up our Malaysian' attention towards this serious problem - Animal Abuse.
Put urself in the shoes of the animal, they have feelings too. Unlike us, they can't speak for themselves.
Think before you react , animal got feelings too .
TO CLOSE YOUR EYES WILL NOT EASE ANOTHER'S PAIN 'the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated' -Mahatma Gandhi
Help those poor animals.. Stop abusing them.
Charlene Mercy Zainuddin Kuala Lumpur
Animals cant speak for themselves, so they rely on us to help them & save them if anything happens... Also karma is always there to come back to us... So please stop cruelty against animals...
Shamini Jeyarajan Kuala Lumpur
STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY!!!! LEARN TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF BEFORE TAKING CARE OF AN ANIMAL. ANIMALS ARE PEOPLE TO, WE ARE ALL THE SAME. IF YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF TO BE A ANIMAL LOVER DO IT PROPERLY.
Prem Tamil Nadu, India
PLEASE STOP ABUSING AND VIOLATING ANIMALS IN MALAYSIA
Sabrina Hoong Selangor
animals have feelings too and their lives are just as precious as ours