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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 stop torturing this poor animals. stop the abuse and the act of violent. we as human should lived harmony with these poor animals.
Tan Xui Wen Perak
their pain is real just like human ! stop abuse and violence !
let us speak for them as they cannot speak for their rights!
Never remain silent when an animal is hurting. Just one small voice can, and often does save animals from cruelty and abuse.
Amira Negeri Sembilan
Without animals,life would be dull and boring.Stop the abuse now!!
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Please help the poor animals. :(
LEVIN Karnataka, India
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Please stop animal abuse, strict laws should be in force.
Intan Kuala Lumpur
Let's create peace not war, let's spread the love not just to humans, but to animals afar! Stop animal abuse and cruelty!
Jennifer Foster Wellington, New Zealand
I am writing as an animal lover, qualified veterinary nurse, and previous tourist to Malaysia. I am signing this petition in the bid to speak out to Malaysian government that they need to wake up to the rest of the world. Animal cruelty is not to be tolerated in this day and age, and people WILL NOT accept the excuse that the poor creatures suffering is part of the countries "customs" ! NOT ON!!!
Caryn Tan Kuala Lumpur
Please help stop animal abuse
Stop animal abuse!!
Subesh Raman Kedah
It's time our government forms a uniform unit with full authority to arrest and press charges against individuals committing cruelty against animals.Real jail time and a hefty fine should be ammended right away.
Liza Mah Kuala Lumpur
STOP ANIMAL ABUSE-DEATH PUNISHMENT FOR ANIMAL ABUSER TO YOU WHOM ABUSED ANIMAL , HELL DOOR AWAITING YOU
PLEASE STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!!
please don't abuse animal,there are also living things, they also have the right to live happily......
Arvin A/L Vadiveloo Selangor
Humanity exist even if we human forgets it.
Chan Chooi Yen Kuala Lumpur
Stop animal abuse now
Chan Jun Kit Kuala Lumpur
I hope that this signed petition will make it one step closer to eradicating animal abuse.
Those person who doing the abuse to the animal cannot be called as human. We are made by Allah, have to love every creation in this world honestly to gain His love and pure bless.
I would like to add that to some this issue may seem petty, but it is one of those issues that is not highlighted to the degree of seriousness that it holds. With more awareness and proper punishment for those guilty of these crimes, we are leading Malaysia to show the world how we truly care of every being. Animals do so much for humans and it is up to us to be their voices.