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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 abusing animals.. Those who abuse them, may u root in hell..
MOHD HATTA MAYUDDIN Selangor
STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY! TAKE SERIOUS ACTION TO THOSE ABUSING ANIMALS!
Asma Aris Selangor
Animal abuse and cruelty shall be stop in Malaysia!
Noor Aini Baharudin Selangor
PLEASE TAKE A VERY SERIOUS AND STRICT ACTION TO THOSE COME-FROM-HELL-PET-KILLER!
Akmal Bin Muhamad Selangor
Please stop animal abuse!!
Please please please stop animal abuse!
Aman Ruzaini Perak
STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!
Please restrict the rules for animal abusing cases. These cases keep increasing yet there is no action taken yet for these abusers. All considerations are deeply appreciated
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
It's time for Malaysian to be educated on animal abuse !
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
they have a heart too. just like you.
Mazni Ali Hassan Selangor
STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!!!
Munira Kuala Lumpur
haiwan juga mempunyai perasaan & naluri seperti manusia...
Athirah Nor Selangor
Pet legislation in Malaysia has never been serious to begin with. It's so typical of Malaysia to not take things seriously until being bitten badly. Please do something about this. Too many cases like this are left ignored. Put an end to this madness. Us worried individuals are left powerless if our law doesn't implement CHANGES. God bless.
Sofia Kuala Lumpur
together we can stop animal abuse...
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Stop abusing them!
Suhaili Ahmad Kamil Selangor
Its just to cruel and too painful. Stop it now! Please activate a better act.
Dalilati Handeri Sarawak
Animals being animals needs us to take care of them...don't take the responsibility if you know you can't deliver and be responsible....