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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
A Country need to protect they creature, all living animals, a life of dog count as a life of one child. Who harm a dog can harm also a child, is a strict relation to the two crimes.
Manal al-Iskandariyah, Egypt
Sara Deasy Nevada, United States
If your country doesn't take an immediate stand for these helpless animals you will have to answer to god and he will use the same force he did to clense japan. You and china are next! You will be put accountable for your actions, one way or another. To turn blind eye to such extensive abuse and killing of innocent animals show our country how weak you And your people are.
Sally Watkins Wales - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Animals are wonderful creatures and should be cherished and treated with the utmost respect. Dogs in particular are mans best friend, I have two and they give unconditional love and affection and are my loyal companions. I think the people of your country need to be educated to the virtues of animals and dogs and taught to treat them with kindness. They can not speak for themselves so we have to do it for them. There is no excuse to treat any animal with unkindness and abuse, this has to stop now.
Alex Goldberg England - Northumberland, United Kingdom
PLease stop this terrible abuse to animals!
What on earth were you thinking of when you hit them? Wonder will they ever get the same faith as their abused pets?
We loves animal. Animal is a part of our family..
Anonymous Caras-Severin, Romania
Wan Mohd Ridzuan Bin Wan Ab Majid Terengganu
Please stop animal abusing!!!!
Carol Ng Selangor
The laws punishing those who inflict cruelty on animals now are pathetic. These people should be punished the same way a person who inflicted harm on another human being is punished.
Fadhli Khaharruddin Pahang
Please embrace the term humanity into your life. Stop animal cruelty!
Juleana Wati Sarawak
I am against animal's cruelty...let STOP THEM!
STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY...!!!
Aida Amira Binti Badrul Hisam Selangor
STOP! NO MORE ANIMAL ABUSING!!!!!
Anonymous Maryland, United States
stop abusing animals!! it saddens my heart. they have a heart, feelings & a reason to live. us as people/humans, need to give them a voice. they can't talk & defend for themselves, so please, spread the word & give animals, all over the world, the loudest voice anyone has ever heard.
Dinie Syahirah Binti Hardy Kuala Lumpur
I am against anything related to violence and cruelty especially towards women, children and of course, animals..
cruelty against animal cannot be accepted into our community. we must respect animals as we respect humans. they are GOD creation too. Please help them! though they cant speak their anger and sorrow, doesnt mean we humans can treat them bad.
Trishil Kaur Ahluwalia Selangor
Please stop animal abuse! Animals kill to survive, what is your excuse? Help the animals!