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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
Stop torturing and killing the strays and animals! Do you want your children to be treated the same way? be more humane, else karma shall serve you.
Please stop killing the strays...
Hariz Bin Zainal Johor
I Hope & wish that animal's have a better life than to be abused by bad & crazy because they are just like us they have feelings to hope the people get arrested for life because of abusing an poor defenceless animal....
Ravin Pulau Pinang
God created both humans and animals, therefore animals must be treated in a good way.
NOR ATIQAH BINTI SULEIMAN Sabah
I AM AGAINST THE ANIMAL ABUSE AS I AM AN ANIMAL LOVER! STOP ABUSING THE POOR ANIMAL..
Andrew Karun Zug, Switzerland
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -Gandhi
no animal abuse!
Hassuna Nazmi Jamaludin Selangor
full support for this program
I give my full support on this. Animals have feelings and they can feel pain too. We should help them as they cannot speak for themselves. So lets be a voice for the animals and support this!
Animals have feelings too! Stop abusing them PLEASE!
Chong Souk Ching Kuala Lumpur
Please help the dog at FRIM SELAYANG KUALA LUMPUR.. they abuse by the people who live there and not allow us to safe them.
PLEASE HELP THEM! im serious!!
Charan Kaur Selangor
if you cannot love and care for a pet do not have one. if you can feel hungry so can an animal
Pain, is one of the feelings no human nor animals could or want to bare.
Stop the abuse, as animals deserve to live, as much as we do.
Nicky Tang Perak
Please put a stop to animal abuse. These fluffy friends are adorable and have feelings too.
Ramon Eure-et-Loir, France
Il est vraiment que cessent tous ces massacres de pauvres animaux! Ils ne font qu'obéir aux humains qui ne font rien pour eux etce dans tous les pays. Il faut dire que dans les pays asiatiques sauf certains mais peu, ils ont vraiment le don du massacre de ces pauvres êtres vivants. Ce sont vraiment des gens tortionnaires qui s'occupent comme ils peuvent. Changeons tout cela
I love animal so much. I cant forgive people who abuse animal. I also give 100% support to this rally!!
Govind Chander Selangor
animals too has the right to live
Raja Elyn Maryam Binti Raja Ezuma Kuala Lumpur
"Be a voice for the animals"-Louise Rogerson, founder of earsasia.
Shirley Lee Selangor
Help the animal. As helping them is equal to helping ourselves.
Shiu Kee Hong Selangor
I give my 100% support for this rally. Animals have feelings too!!! Stop animal abuse now!