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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
i am disgusted. i will never again go to your horrible country and i will do everything i can to encourage others never to set foot there again. if you can't respect life of animals, i have no respect for you or your people. i will treat the people of malaysia as you treat the animals.
Lee Yen Yi Negeri Sembilan
They have rights to live as they are creatures of mighty God
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
PLEASE HAVE MERCY ON THE ANIMALS THEY ARE ALIVE AS WE ARE WITH A SOUL, MIND AND BODY TOO! PLEASE GAIN A HEART!
Dawn Mason Pennsylvania, United States
Swi Shyang Melaka
come on malaysian! we could do better than this. STOP ABUSE THOSE ANIMALS. they are part of life, and life is to be loved. So pLeaSeee...
Yvonne Tio Johor
Animal abuser ! beware of retribution !
Eunice Lim Kuala Lumpur
Even if this petition doesnt pass 50k, i think something should be done ! These are not just pets or toys.. they are lives and they have feelings both physically and emotionally too. If you don't know how to love them, doesnt mean others feel the same way. If you don't know how to appreciaate them, why get them in the first place? Try and imagine yourself in their shoes ok. What you sow, you will reap. So stop abusing animals !
Vinton Low Melaka
I think that you should inforce the law to a whole new level ,Make it a jail penalty or a Death penalty .Please ,They have lives as well.Please make the punishment heavier.They deserve better lives and you know it .
Darien Boon Kuala Lumpur
I'm an animal lover... Whenever I see People Torturing Animals.. I feel annoyed.. Especially when the DBKL Tortures the small dog.. and also kill a landscaper's dog even when they were asked to stop..I'm so angry!
Kristie Lyon Missouri, United States
Please listen to our voices and put an end to this heinous situation. These animals deserve better and it would better your country as well. Positive makes positive and negative brings bad.
Shushilan Pillai Melaka
Strongly agree especially the shooting of stray dogs by the municipal.Please be more civilised
Maria Mustapa Selangor
Safe and protect the animals. Education is key within our society.
CHEW SHEN LIENG Selangor
Please care for the animals ..
Andrea Barlow Government controlled area, Cyprus
Without any Animal in this world...we would not exist...Man took animals and made them his companion..they deserve to be ''RESPECTED'' and treated as an equal with the same compassion from Humanity..PLEASE STOP the cruelty and educate the children of the future how to LOVE Animals..and therefore each other..thank you
Hana Ismail Johor
When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble. -Buddha
Faizah Md. Zain Johor
GOD WILL LOVE US IF WE LOVE OTHERS ... INCLUDING ANIMALS. NOTHINGS WRONG BY DOING GOOD .. BUT SOMETHING WRONG WHEN DOING BAD ..
Aneta Jelinkova Ontario, Canada
This is horrible!!!!!!!!!animals they are same like us!They have to live better life!!!Please please,please.
NICHOLAS KONG Selangor
Animals deserve attention. Humane attention.
Hector Managey Pahang
Animals have the right to live on this earth just as we do. Treat them with love.