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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
people. what u give. u get back. simple life. no animals, no life. all in this world is like a chain. don't be so selfish by hurting animals. u'll get nothing.
Yew Seong King Selangor
Please punish all the animal abusers.
Sharine Chee Selangor
Be kind to animals. We are not any closer to a developed nation by the way we treat animals.
Patricia Rodriguez South Carolina, United States
animal cruelty is horrible. plain and simple. it must not be tolerated. anyone who abuses an animal must be held accountable. there needs to be tough laws against animal abuse to deter the abusers.
My beloved dog,Smokey was killed by the Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru. My dog went missing in the morning and i made a call to MPJB to inquire in the evening and they said they have already killed it. Can't they wait for 72 hours to see if anyone calls to collect their dog?I'm extremely sad over the death of my dog and disappointed with such inhumane and cruel act. :(
Hui Wen Ng Selangor
the world can do without animal cruelty.
James Wong Selangor
Please STOP animals abuse as they has the very RIGHTS to be around just like us.
Please enforce stiffer laws to protect the Animals.
Lim Wee Beng Labuan
请爱护动物! Love animals!
Rabiatul Adawiah Pahang
People who are animal abusers are worst than animal themselves!That people should be called animal actually !Govermnent should put more concerns on this issue.
Wong Maggie Perak
when u see the way how UK people treat their pet, you will realize how worst we are! U will never see stray dogs and cats on the street, never see them being abundant! They are more than a pet, the are the companion in our life! A dog can normally survive for 10+ years plus, once u adopt them, YOU are EVERYTHING THEY HAD in their life! Please be responsible and accept them with your open heart cause they never doubt on us! I do believe in karma.
Roserlinda Binti Zulkifli Kuala Lumpur
Stop animals abused
We as human beings are capable of knowing the difference of what is right and what is wrong. Abuse is never acceptable under any circumstance even if it is species related. Even a non educated individual understands and appreciates the love of animals , after all God created everything so if you believe that's true, shouldn't we show our respect and care for all his creation?
We need better law enforcement to REDUCE the animal cruelty!
Dr. Philomena Sebastian Perak
Lim Kian Song Johor
Human being cruel to animals is unfair.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Koyi Tan Kuala Lumpur
The animals are deserved to be treat better!
stop abusing animal!!!!!
there gt a animal abuse at my place~ kindly give me the number so i can report ASAP!!!