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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
show some mercy to ths animals..take responsibility towards them..treat them as a family not as a toy.
Carol Moorey England - Kent, United Kingdom
your all a disgrace to the human race !!!!!!!!
John Ooi Kuala Lumpur
Please stop animal abuse...
Dani Irwan Selangor
Please protect our animals, owned or stray.
Kammel N.C. Bin Sham Al Farth Selangor
It is very embarrassing to know such uncivilized action happen In a civilized Muslim country As a Nation who majority Muslim.
Once, the Prophet of Mercy spoke of God’s forgiveness due to the humane treatment of animals. He told his companions the story of a man who got thirsty on his way. He found a well, climbed down inside it to the water, and quenched his thirst. When he came out he saw a panting dog licking on mud out of extreme thirst. The man thought to himself, ‘The dog has become as thirsty as I was!’ The man went down the well again and got some water for the dog. God appreciated his good work and forgave him. The companions asked, ‘O Prophet of God, do we get rewarded on humane treatment of animals?’ He said, ‘There is a reward in (doing good to) every living being.
God says in the Quran:
“And the cattle, He has created them for you. You have in them warm clothing and (other) advantages, and of them you eat. And therein is beauty for you, when you drive them back (home) and when you send them out (to pasture). And they carry your heavy loads to regions which you could not reach but with great distress to yourselves. Surely your Lord is Compassionate, Merciful. And (He made) horses and mules and asses that you might ride upon them and as an ornament. And He creates what you know not.” (Quran 16:5-8)
On another occasion, Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, described God’s punishment of a woman who was sent to Hell because of a cat. She kept her locked up, neither feeding her nor setting her free to feed herself.
First, Islam requires that pets or farm animals be provided with proper food, water, and a place to live. Once the Prophet passed by an emaciated camel due to hunger, he said:
“Fear God in regards to these animals who can not speak their will. If you ride them, treat them accordingly (by making them strong and fit for that), and if you [plan to] eat them, treat them accordingly (by making them fat and healthy).” (Abu Dawud)
Second, an animal should not be beaten or tortured. Once the Prophet of Mercy passed by an animal branded on his face. He said, ‘Has it not reached you that I have cursed the one who brands an animal’s face or hits it on its face?
he Prophet Muhammad also said:
“‘Whoever kills a bird or anything else without its due right, God would ask him about it.’ It was said: ‘O Messenger of God! What is its due right?’ He said: ‘To kill it for food…and do not sever its head, and throw it!’” (Targheeb)
Why The Muslims In Malaysia Voice for anything but not for Animals.It's just because of lack of Knowledge.
In the name "Allah (God) the Most Merciful, and as a follower of the last Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.,I will like to take this opportunity to request all my brothers and sisters especially the Muslims to do join the effort to fight this cruelties on this beautiful Earth.
Anonymous Var, France
please respect the animals.
JEYASEELAN RATNAM Johor
Stop animal abuse. The are being in this world just like us humans.
Anonymous Victoria, Australia
I HOPE OUR VOICE WOULD BE HEARD, GOVERNMENT PLEASE DO SOMETHING
Bonyou Pulau Pinang
STOP ANIMAL ABUSE.
Cheah Xiong Wen Kuala Lumpur
I, for sure, hope the government would strengthen the animal law. Especially for dogs. People can just abuse dogs these days and get away with it. At most, they can only be fined at rm200. This is wrong. Mahatma Gandhi once said that, The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated, hence, I hope the government would at least give in more effort to save millions of animals from being abused.
PLS.... DO SOMETHING N DONT LET OUR FUTURE LIKE THIS..... HELP THE ANIMAL SURVIVE IN MALAYSIA....
Anonymous England - Bexley, United Kingdom
This is disgusting and has made me feel so traumatised by what I am seeing and now crying uncontrollably! This has to stop, this cannot go on, I feel sick to my stomach to be honest and no I cannot bare to even look at the video cos I can just imagine what is in it, sorry cannot do it, this has upset me so so much but feel this has to be forwarded to who is responsible for this terrible abuse, what these so called people seem not to understand that these animals have got hearts of gold and look at the way they are treated. I am disgusted and sickened by it all.
ANIMALS DESERVES TO BE TREATED WITH COMPASSION AND LOVE TOO..AND HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE IN PEACE. STOP ANIMAL ABUSE PLEASE.COME ON MALAYSIAN GOV...MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES NOW.
Rebecca Mobley Florida, United States
This is horrible, please stop this and punish the offenders to the maximum. Set up laws to protect the animals, please!
Max Lum Kah Wai Negeri Sembilan
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated - Mahatma Gandhi.
Hashim Mohd Yunus Kuala Lumpur
setiap haiwan/tumbuhan sentiasa berzikir kepada Allah.Manusia...?????
Julie Mccabe England - Kent, United Kingdom
scum, this has to be stopped, these poor animals, utterly terible, i hope the scum that do this will rot in hell
Teoh Chin Ching Selangor
no 1 should abuse the animal they have no right to do that even sick animals they have their right to live in this world!!
save animals save the world
Ereena Elyza Samsu Selangor
They cant stand for their rights,but they have the rights to live.