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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
It's time for a change. Please help support this effort.
ILI NABILAH TAJUL RAZI Selangor
End their misery right now. Animal rights should be taken seriously as they are living beings too. As humans, we should not just attend to our needs, we must be reminded that animals and the environment deserves to be treated equally with much respect.
Shayne Especkerman Kuala Lumpur
They have feelings too.
Azizul Helmi Selangor
im a animal lover
STOP ANIMAL ABUSE COZ THEY R LIVING THING 2...
Save the animals!
NIK KHAIRUL HISYAM BIN NIK AZMAN Johor
Animal cruelty must be stop at any cost!
Anonymous England - Nottingham City, United Kingdom
Please have mercy on these animals..It is about time to upgrade the animal protection law in Malaysia!
Anonymous Queensland, Australia
Animals are living things that were created by God should be protected and love instead of abusing them. Just because they are not able to speak, does not mean we could abuse them as it is very inhuman to do so.
Siti Norbaizura Kuala Lumpur
Please stop animal abuse/cruelty to animals! Animals should be treated with equal respects and tender loving care like human being do.
Azman Maskor Singapore, Singapore
Save em...stop abuse now.
Nadiah Fatihah Pahang
animal is a living thing like us they deserve to stay alive and healthy just like us..together we stop animal abuse..love animal. <3
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
I'm a lecturer in one of the IPTAs in Malaysia. For my Master 3 years ago, I took MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare in Edinburgh, UK. I hope i could get the chance to conduct few research regarding animal welfare in Malaysia, one day. Animal cruelty must be stop at any cost!
HANANI BT. AZRAN Selangor
We seriously need to end the slack law of animal abuse in Malaysia. Animals are creations of God and they are living breathing creatures just like us humans. There should be police officers for the justice of animals just like the show "ANIMAL COPS" on the 'Animal Planet' channel. Watch and learn from them and how they operate. Stray dogs or cats should be sent to animal shelters so they can be cared for and put up for adoption. All these things are important. Please listen to what we say and make it happen for us.
Nur Amalina Radzuan Pahang
lets love animal like we love each other... :)
Melissa Wong Selangor
Every living being need to be loved and respect.
PLS DO SOMETHING OR IT WILL WORST LATER !SAVE ANIMALS FOR THE NEXT GEN!
Kausar Uddin England - London, United Kingdom
Every life counts! Please stop animal cruelty.
Aisya Shurfa Bt Mohammed Shukry Kuala Lumpur
It's about time Malaysians recognize animals as creations of God that have feelings and emotions. They deserve our care and our love, and most of all, their right to live on this Earth as God intended.