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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
Malaysia should be an animal friendly country. I pledge the government to take legal action to the abuser and educate the people on respectful to animal. WAWASAN 2020 is NOT just to become advance country with high GDP, but also a higher moral society and respectful to all life.
Sinduja Kuala Lumpur
Please do not abuse animals and treat them fully with love and care.
Kaamani Devi A/P Karunakaran Kuala Lumpur
Animal abusers should be jailed.. We should look at the Americans on how they take animal abuse seriously.. It's the same as harming a human being...
STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!
Animals are our friends! Please treat them nicely!
Animals are similar to humans. Have souls, feelings, values and self-esteem. Loved animals as though we love each other as human beings.
Khor Choo Poh Selangor
love your,s dogs,there are yours best frends,which money wouldn't buy,just u need to get known to them,exspecially when u are lonely,sad,depress,broke,they will never leave,until u left them!
Anonymous Henan, China
I hope every animal can live a better life in my second home--malaysia
Action is louder than words. Lets help save the animals whether they're abuse, or not.
Semua haiwan adalah ciptaan Yavanna Kementari yang disayangi. Jika anda terlalu membelasah haiwan dan pokok, segerombolan Makhluk Kayu akan datang memusnahkan rumah anda.
Low Wai Kit Kuala Lumpur
We talk a lot about human right, freedom, and justice, but how many of us give these to the animals. They live with us side by side, but most of us turn blind to their suffering, but only to our own. What would we feel when seeing somebody we care suffer? Think of the animal, who may see their love one, being tortured by human and yet nothing they can do. Is like we seeing our love one being tortured by Alien, yet we can't do a thing.
Anonymous Taoyuan, Taiwan
stop abusing animal
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
I wish all animal can be protected from cruelty! no animal should be abused!Law have to be enforce! Government have to increase the penalty from RM200 to RM50,000 and a mandatory jail sentence!
Conniejackson Virginia, United States
Need to make the. Laws Were the abuse not allow to owner any animal after find guilty better pumishment for abuse longer sentsfor all animalmal abuse
please....stop all those kind of cruel thingsss
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
I witness a brutal & cruel act by MAJLIS PERBANDARAN SEBERANG PRAI, killing the stray dogs by hitting with a long stick, torturing them, then a rope to tide their neck and hang straight up until they lost their breath..the dog just gave birth to 11 lives.. i shouted why you do this.. they just replied with rude attitude.. they will come again to kill more.. i really really smash them.. if i can if i am allowed.. this cruelty brutal stupid act need to stop now. the dogs, cats.. have they right to live on.. they have love and feeling.. even more than human being... the stupid government only allow stupid , and wasting money act of all time.. at least once .. do it right for these poor lives.. i begging you.. next time i cant guaranty i wont strike the stupid MAJLIS PERBANDARAN SEBERANG PRAI people back to gain respect for the poor lives..
Minnie Neo Negeri Sembilan
Please help these fur friends.They could not speak or write for themselves but they are full of love and sympathy for us!