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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
I hate people who really HURT innocent animals.. it makes me seriously sad.. hope people will come too their senses that animals are our best friend :)) to those that have pets :))) YOU ROCK! :))
Helen O'Donoghue Victoria, Australia
Please be kind to animals
John Royal KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Every living thing must be treated with kindness and respect!
Please STOP animal abuse. This message should be conveyed strongly by the goverment.
Dr E Galgut Western Cape, South Africa
Cruelty in any society can never be tolerated. The abuse of animals is tied very closely to the abuse of humans. All civilized societies are judged by the way they treat their animals. I would never visit any country that did not have strict laws protecting animals from abuse.
Susan W Sabah
Stop animal abuse.....
Stop Animal Abuse In Malaysia
Jane Jane Selangor
Please love and care about animals.
stop animal abuse
Christine Faye Johnny Sabah
Please stop animal abuse.. A Call for Animal Cruelty Law Reform !!!
Shahira Mohamad Nor Selangor
Please stop animal abuse as they are living creatures. We are humans and we are their voices in preventing them to suffer more or being extinct. Preserve them as how we try to preserve mother nature. I vow to do all I can to stop animal abuse and I believe this matter should be looked upon seriously.
Remember what Ghandi once said.
We should have Animal Welfare and Hospitals (not private) with ambulance that operate 24 hrs daily; just like hospitals for human beings.
Intan Khalid Kuala Lumpur
`Abdullah Ibn `Amr reported that the Prophet (Peace he upon him) said: "Whoever kills a sparrow or anything that is greater than this without its due reason, then Allah will ask him about it on the Day of Judgment." He said:"What is its due reason, O, Messenger of Allah?" He said: "To slaughter it for the sake of eating, and avoid cutting its throat off to be thrown."
Stop animal cruelty and stop animal hit and run
Sally Timmins England - North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Please put a stop to animal abuse.
The human capacity for animal cruelty is a sad truth. Please hear our plea.
How could self-claimed civilised creatures can be so ruthless and heartless to these poor animals?