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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
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.
ITS SAD TO SAY OUR GOVERNMENT BODY IS QUITE FUCKED UP
I agree with the petition. Something must be done with our laws to make it at par with nations that protect animal rihts such as Singapore and Australia. I feel even kennels and pet shops should be investigated as so many people like myself have recently purchased puppies which are sold and claimed to healthy but in fact these puppies die within a month or two because they actually are infected with the deadly parvovirus and distemper virus. This is also robbery in broad daylight. I hope and pray the Malaysia government and parliament will take a proactive stand to eradicate animal cruelty completely from Malaysa and severely punish these inhuman criminals.
Anonymous Negeri Sembilan
Animal abuser should be given stricter punishment..I'm here for every weekends and i'm seeing this myanmar or vietnam of groups are killing and eating the dogs...i cant take it! can spca make it as abbused and check the place immediately.....please help them!!!!!!!
I hope this little action I am making could widely stop these abusive activities towards all animals. I am going to do lots more by involving in preventing these unfortunate events in the future.
Eleanore D'Orville Kuala Lumpur
It makes me very sad that animals are being abused daily.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
STOP ALL ANIMALS ABUSED..STOP ALL ANIMALS ABUSED..STOP ALL ANIMALS ABUSED..STOP ALL ANIMALS ABUSED..STOP ALL ANIMALS ABUSED..STOP ALL ANIMALS ABUSED..STOP ALL ANIMALS ABUSED..STOP ALL ANIMALS ABUSED..STOP ALL ANIMALS ABUSED.................STOP IT!!!
NUR HANNAH IZANA Kedah
SAVE THE ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOOR FAZWANI BINTI FADZIL Kedah
I LOVE ANIMAL SO MUCH.....AND I LIKE THIS PAGE!!
Loo Shin Teng Selangor
i just spotted a dog, dead, in the middle of a busy road. This is cruelty and irresponsibility!
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
Not respecting animal rights, means you don't respect your own rights.
DHARSHINI D/O GUNASEGAR Kedah
Please stop abusing animal..we are their voice..
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Animals, like us, feel pain and heartache too. There is absolutely no reason/need to inflict pain on these poor creatures simply because they are not humans or has no voice to cry out. The irony is that we humans can be so much more cruel and wicked compared to dogs and cats. Those who abuse or neglect animals especially their own pets should be severely dealt with by the law.
stop animal abuse people!
Branden Peter Kuala Lumpur
@_@ its late and im sleepy nth else to write other than time to stand up and make a differents PEOPLE animals are animals no matter what species are they. DOG, cat, fish, tiger ,lion and etc.... we as a dominating species have to power to change.
Rashmi Ramakrishnan Sabah
Recently today I saw DBKK (Kota Kinabalu) stop and kick a monitor lizard who was not causing any problems as it was just sitting on the side of the road in a shoplot area.The DBKK men kicked it,then picked it up and started kicking it again and threw it against the truck.They were laughing all the way.
As a doctor I have to treat these same people with kindness and compassion and this is their true nature.What has our malaysian society become?How can we become a so called developed nation if our minds have not progressed?
Wai Yin Kuala Lumpur
Together we can raise the awareness and conscience amongst our society today in a concerted effort to stop animal abuse and any of such inhumane act towards another innocent life form, including animals...
"ALL ANIMALS DESERVE A BETTER LIFE IF NOT BETTER THAN US HUMANS - DO NOT FORGET THAT THEY LOVE EACH OF YOU AS YOU ARE AND DO NOT DISCRIMINATE AS HUMANS DO"
Nur Ezurin Mustafa Terengganu
Animal abusers must be punished severely, not just a pat on the wrist.