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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
pliiss,stop the cruelty and start learn how to love animals :)
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Just stop this animal cruelty.
Sammi Hee Negeri Sembilan
ya!!!pls stop animal abuse!!!
Hasuli Perera Selangor
Please stop animal cruelty! They deserve the right to be treated well!
have a heart for all living things on earth :)
Chan Suk Yee Kuala Lumpur
In plain language, PUNISH the animal abuser with jail time & heavier fines !! STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!
Stop the cruelty pls!!!!!!!
Rachel Khoo Kuala Lumpur
Animal are humans too and they can feel pain, just like humans. With animal abuse on the rise, the minimal fine of RM200 won't leave an impact on animal abusers. That is such a petty amount. Animal lives are precious too, so to end animal cruelty we need to increase the fine and penalty for abusers. The videos of the guy torturing the poodle has gone viral all over the net, all over the world for that matter. For that, Malaysia has received a bad name. All this happened because the animal laws in our country isn't as stringent as it should me. Make a change now, before animal cruelty gets out of hand. ANIMALS ARE CREATION OF GOD TOO!
Nurul Atiyah Kuala Lumpur
Malaysians are no more illiterate. Stop animal cruelty.
Don't talk about how great we are or how Malaysia Boleh if we can't even treat the animals nicely.
Hazwani Bt Noorul Amin Perak
Animals are also God's creation and their lives are priceless as ours.
Kogi Vijay Selangor
It's now or never.Let's put an end to animal cruelty not just in Malaysia but all over the world.
Connie Mar Colorado, United States
Malaysia needs to eliminate animal abuse - what a horrible impression this country leaves on the world by allowing cruelty and abuse of animals to continue!
Angelyn Chin Pulau Pinang
Please impose a heavier punishment to animal abusers and better stray control instead of brutal methods. Malaysian animals deserves better.Come up with a reasonable process instead of barbaric actions.
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Animal=life... them also have the feel of pain, hopeless and so on... sometimes, they just being abuse without knowing what have they did...
Wie Kuala Lumpur
Pleasa stop animal abuse
Shirley Lye Sabah
Very simply question..Can this people stand if we tortured or abused their children or maybe they are the one being tortured?? They are abusing those lovely pets because they do not have a heart & they are enjoying seeing those pets being cruelly tortured!! Can they imagine how suffering & in pain this lovely creature is being tortured alive?? They are better creature then a human. They will still be there for you even you treat them like shit!!! They take care & protect their owner even sometimes their owner bit them....can a HUMAN be that loyal??
js want more about animal abuse in malaysia and i hope animal abuse in malaysia can stop!
Eileen Pulau Pinang
i myself could not change the world. If signing this up could help change an animal's life, if i could, i would sign up everyday and put a stop to animal abuse!