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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
You might think one person might not make a difference BUT a little contribution really does goes a long way. PLEASE HELP YOUR NEAREST SPCA.
It's heartbreaking to see heartless/brainless/inhumane people to abuse these innocent animals.
Be kind to animals!
Marta Monson Michigan, United States
Be kind to animals and stop the abuse and torture!
Jude Pavlovic New South Wales, Australia
I know Malaysians on the whole care and can do better.
Anonymous Maharashtra, India
I Don't Approve Of Any Kind Of Abuse On Animals
Audrey Especkerman Selangor
since when was a human being's life more important than an animals life ?
Anonymous Negeri Sembilan
Love The Animals,Care for The Animals to receive Blessing!!
Saravanakumar Kuala Lumpur
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”- Mahatma Gandhi
Muhammad Fauzi Pulau Pinang
The reason I am doing this, because I hate seeing pets being beaten, starved and left on the streets to be negleted. Have you seen those pet programs where pets are forced to live in a dirty place, and with nothing to eat or drink, when I see that, it makes me so sad and upset that I can't bare to watch it.
Azzuani Zuriat Kuala Lumpur
Thanks for finally acting on behalf of our ANIMAL friends. Please do something regarding the shooting of animals and the abusers, who has the rights to end one's life. No one. Support you guys all the way.
LIEW YIEN SING Johor
Show our respect to the doggies, dont hurt them, they always treat us as their best friend in their life till the end of the life
Anne Carchesio British Columbia, Canada
The humane treatment of all animials is extremely important.
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
Kindly please help those animals out there and stop abusing them.
Wombatwal Negeri Sembilan, Australia
Your comments are delusional and disgusting, i am in seremban and have been attacked by five stray dogs less then ten minutes ago in a normal suburban street, how long before a young child gets mauled or killed by a wild rotwieller or other type, what excuse then? How much wildlife have the thousands of dogs destroyed. Your reasons are weak. We created the problem, its our responsibilty to get of the tens of thousands of strays destroying the area rid of!!
Stop Animal Abuse & Love Animal
Ulrich Märtl Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
SHAKE-UP NEEDED IN MALAYSIA TO END ANIMAL ABUSE
STOP ANIMAL ABUSE. Please LOVE Animal. Please SAVE Animal. Please RESPECT Animal.
Mena Negeri Sembilan
Pls love animal and stop abusing animal.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
If you don't like the animals, just let them be, but not kill, not abuse! Every live deserve to live on this planet. Isn't it the strong must take care of the weak? Human always like to claim that they are so clever, so strong, show it! I'm so sick of those abuser. In the same time I feel warmth while seeing there are a lot of people caring about it. We are not alone, we shall be heard in behalf of those helpless animals.