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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
Please help all these animals and please love your pet like your child!!!
Eng Phaik Leng Kuala Lumpur
Be kind to all animals
AGNES TAN Sarawak
Do something please...
appreciate them please..there is a reason of their existence in this world.
Parman Ambo Selangor
SAYANGILAH binatang2 peliharaan dan yang terbiar, mereka pun berhak untuk menikmati kehidupan yang sempurna seperti kita juga...
Azhwan Negeri Sembilan
Very high time to PUNISH ALL ANIMAL ABUSERS!Increase jail term to 10 years and maximise fine to RM100K or more. Abusers are sick and need to be dealt as much as they hurt defenseless animals. DVS is also sick for already too long still not sensitive to many cases which required urgent action by DVS
Nur Ilyani Binti Hadzir Kuala Lumpur
Hentikan penderaan terhadap binatang,haiwan berhak mendapat pembelaan dari kita semua.
stop this madness!
Tengku Nor Azah Kelantan
Unspeakable act done by Petknode operators need severe punishment, as a deterrent for others, and a lesson for them.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
BENCI KEPADA PENDERA BINATANG... KALAU IKUTKAN YG MENDERA ITU LAR BINATANG... TAK ADA PERASAAN LANGSUNG... PLS HEAR OUR VOICE...MAKE A DIFF...
The difference between animals and human is the brain machine. So if you think less, you might slightly becoming an animal. But if you're not, you wouldn't have any thought of hurting animal. Please, stop the animal abuse!
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
I'm sadden by the inhuman treatment of animals (mostly cats) by the proprietor. He needs severe punishment - jail terms is most appropriate. This would then be a lesson to others.
hentikan penderaan haiwan!!!!! mereka mahukan kasih sayang bukan sepak terajang!!!
Sarasvathy Malar Kuala Lumpur
Perts Pichitra Kuala Lumpur
Animals are not ours to Eat. Animals are not ours to Wear. Animals are not ours to Experiment On. Animals are not ours to Use for Entertainment. Animals are not ours to Abuse in AnyWay.
Where is the LOVE ????? Where is the humanity ??? STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY !!! Animals deserved the right to live and be loved for being a part of Nature !!!
Rubiah A Bakar Selangor
Please increase increase the jail term to 3 years, so that everyone understands animal abuse is a serious offense that carries stiff penalty.
Siti Aishah Selangor
ENOUGH WITH THIS INHUMANITY!!! U CALL YOURSELF HUMAN??? WHERE ARE YOUR BRAIN THAN??!! STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!! STOP IT!!! STOP IT NOW!!!!
Lee Huey Ying Kuala Lumpur
Animal deserve the right to live just like human! So stop abusing them now, they have feeling too!!!