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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
Breaks my heart... :( How are we to progress forward as a nation when these cruel acts are still committed within the country... And worse of all without any strict penalties against it?
Jax Kuala Lumpur
maximum rm200 n 6month jail realy not enough 4 those killer
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
This is so heartbreaking and barbarous! Animal cruelty and abuse have got to STOP! To the council workers, have a heart for all living things! They are God's creation! Who gives them the right to treat and abuse/torture animals like this? How shameful! Workers should be given adequate training on how to handle animals in a loving and human way. Malaysia MUST LEARN from other countries. We lack education and awareness. All levels of city council employees from the bottom to the top must be given training. Obviously the instructions come from the higher authority.
Good job , keep it up ..recently really too many of stray animals live around us and hopefully gov can take appropriate and humane action to solve out all those problems.
STOP IT NOW!!!!!! this is sooo sick!!!!!
Stop animal abuse, those who abuse any animal should be judge and should face a heavy punishment.
HUMAN...DON BULLY ANIMAL ANYMORE....天地不容
Margarette Tse Kuala Lumpur
Animals shall be treated with respect.
A Girija C K Balan Selangor
Stop animal abuse, as it is an act of humiliation by mankind
Please stop cruelty towards animals. This is not something to be proud of. If you can't take care of a pet then DON'T HAVE ONE!
April Chai British Columbia, Canada
Karma is a b*tch. Believe it.
Rick Pulau Pinang
Stop animal abuse now.Our current neglect and abuse of animals by certain so called enforcement officers don't reflect very well on our government running the country. Incompetent is the word.
Stop Animal Cruelty.! Save Life!!
James Lim Tjin Kuang Selangor
stop animal abuse... enuf said...
malaysia still wont think out of the box. animal live among us ,and we needed them for our own sake! if u know what i mean . just saying my concerns.
Have A Heart! Please Stop Animal Abuse! The Animals Have The Same Rights As Humans To Be Treated Equally As Creatures of God. Please Act Now And Be The Voice For Those Who Can't Speak For Themselves.
Jaychand Negeri Sembilan
If you are cruel to animals, it just shows the world that you are an extremely cruel person inside. You probably harm your own family behind close doors.
AIZZAT AFFERO Sarawak
Stop animal abuse & cruelty. Every life form deserve to live naturally.