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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
The current law isn't enough to punish/alert animal abuse in Malaysia. Besides, more anti-animal abuse education must be done. SPCA Malaysia should be given more authority and participation in all these.
Sara Malik Kuala Lumpur
We need stricter law on animal abuse!
It is about time that we take animal abuse very seriously and punish those who are involved. A mininimum fine and jail term is not going to change anything. Harsher penalty should be imposed to stop these inhumane acts!!!
Desmond Ong Selangor
All animals deserve to have their rights, they should be treated as a living sentient being... Animals should be treated with respect just as much as humans being treated with respect.. Every living thing is sacred and no one is better or bigger than the other!
Foo Pui Yoong Selangor
animals is no difference with humans, they have life too!
Abigail Navarre al-Manamah, Bahrain
Animal abuse MUST stop right now. Government of Malaysia must take a firm stance on this and enforce stiffer penalties for those who inflict pain and suffering on any animal. Animal abuse will NOT be tolerated anymore.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY
Nunu Aziz Selangor
please revise and change the animal act.
Siddiq Tan Selangor
im pity the animals get kill by human cruelty ~~~... please take action for that..STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!!!
Amanda Ho Selangor
Love Them Not Abuse Them!
Santiyani A/p Kunju Melaka
Just like us, animals are also God's creation. They have the rights to live. Please stop animal abuse!
Cheryl Peh Singapore, Singapore
Please stop all animal abuse..! Together we can make a difference..!
Noreen Omar Pulau Pinang
Manusia diturunkan di bumi untuk menjadi Khalifah . Haiwan adalah tanggungjawab kita dan hentikanlah kekejaman terhadap haiwan. setiap nyawa adalah berharga
please...stop animal abuse...
CH Tan Kuala Lumpur
Dear PM, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Mahatma Gandhi Please have your say to stop animal cruelty in Malaysia. Animals have a right to live as well and they are not to be treated with cruelty. It is heart wrenching 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. This goes especially to the dogs in Malaysia too..
Aimie Illeana Selangor
PLEASE STOP ANIMAL ABUSE ! They deserve care just like we deserve care. Remember, the only difference between us and the animals is that we have brains. don't be too stuck up people.
Vivian Yap Kuala Lumpur
What happened to compassion? If you treat animals with such cruelty, do you also treat other living beings the same way? Aren't we all equal but unique in our own ways? What right do some individuals have to cause misery to these poor animals? We can all put a full stop to animal abuse. We have no respect for abusers.