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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
Animal cruelty is a very serious type of social ill in Malaysia that need an immediate intervention from the Malaysian Govt!
DIYANA BINTI JAMARI Selangor
Pls support the petition
Kaarjel Kauslya Narayanasamy Selangor
The abuse has gone on for far too long. We want it to stop NOW!
Michelle Chee Kuala Lumpur
Let us beg you...stop all the cruelty ways to abuse animals!We're human!Not animal!I hope that you all will use a HUMAN way to treat them!!But not KILL THEM!!!
Carole Allman England - Kent, United Kingdom
Please listen to the voices of people from around the world and end the inhumane treatment of stray animals in Malaysia.
Phoon Mii Ling Kuala Lumpur
Please Stop Animal Abuse...
Animals have a right to live as well and they are not to be treated with cruelty. It breaks my heart to see all the abuse that has been happening to the poor and helpless animals. There is a reason for God to create animals and they have every right to be living amongst us. Irresponsible pet owners should be punished instead of the helpless and innocent pets.
Stop animal cruelty immediately !
Zeezam Scvm Kuala Lumpur
stop animal abuse now!
Galayna Willfred Negeri Sembilan
Please accept this as my strong petition to stop animal abuse in this country. Imagine it as it is our kids who are getting torture and the pain these animals go through. As humans, we have the ability to think, to protect and to be responsible towards these animals. We might not need them but they need us. Please Mr Prime Minister, do something drastic and to not that this lightly. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Mahatma Gandhi
Irene Pulau Pinang
Make a difference Malaysia...show the world our compassion towards innocent life.
Stop animal cruelty =((
Andy Koh Selangor
We should all play a role in helping the animals and protect them from cruelty. Let's sign the petition now and make a difference! =)