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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
Pare la tortura y crueldad animal! Los,animales no se pueden defender del humano! No están en la tierra para,torturarlos
Jean Clelland-Morin Texas, United States
We have Domesticated and Proliferated Powerles beings as Toys and Slaves. We owe them PROTECTION, LIFE and LOVE ! ! !
Kate McLaughlin Washington, United States
Please do the right thing here, and protect animals from cruelty and abuse.
M.naescher Geneve, Switzerland
SHAME on humans-- Animals are on this planet before us....and we, humans, have the obligation to protect them.
David Millions Norte, Portugal
Michelle Nixon-welburn England - Cornwall, United Kingdom
stop this evil
Collaud Vaud, Switzerland
Jacqueline Clare England - East Sussex, United Kingdom
I thought Malaysia was a beautiful country when I went there, but I am very upset how you deal with your stray and vulnerable animals; it is not humane, kind, loving or compassionate. Put off visiting again.
Ganesh Velu Kuala Lumpur
Portray your country as an animal friendly nation by not killing homeless animals
Tracey Feeney Alabama, United States
I have friends who travel globally, they ask me if I would like to go. My answer: No. Why would I want to contribute money to a country with no compassion? My hope is that one day all humans will teach and feel compassion. Don't expect anyone to be compassionate towards you or your people. It won't happen.
Debra Wilson Virginia, United States
This horrid cruelty has to stop!
Don Hughes Texas, United States
prove moral competence, stop cruelty treatment of animas, especially dogs and cats!
i agree for this petition. not only can stop animal abuse but can educate the people about this cases.