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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 world is watching, so please help to stop animal abuse.
Irene Cooper Victoria, Australia
DO THE SAME THING THE ANIMAL ABUSER DID TO THE ANIMAL, OR GIVE THEM TO ME, AND THEY WILL NEVER DO IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LAWS ARE WEAK, AND USLESS,
Lily Medina Lazio, Italy
Malaysia, I as other global animal defenders urges you to implement strict laws that makes illegal to abuse and torture animals,which means that animal abusers are sentenced before the law.As long as you allow animals to be tortured and abused I will not visit your country anymore or buy your products.If you want to be part of globalization and progress,you must include animal protection as soon as possible.Join global animal protection!
Anonymous Osaka, Japan
Please Stop Animal Abuse!!!
DANIELLE RUBENS Liege, Belgium
ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS , NEEDS AND DESERVES TO BE RESPECTED AND PROTECTED ... WE ARE THE VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS
This is an outrage! And I hope this does not go unpunished. How can you, as the leader of your country, allow something like this to happened!? This is disgusting and atrocious. Animals are breathing, living beings, not toys or things for humans. Now I hope you read this and it hurts to know that millions have seen this video and we are aware of what is going on. PLEASE STOP THIS!
Kam Ka-Weng Kuala Lumpur
It's the 21st century, Malaysia. Stop putting animal welfare aside like it's nothing. The world is watching, and it's very embarrassing.
Anonymous Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Stoppt endlich diese Quälerei !! Was soll das !!!!!!!!!!
Foong Yen Kim Selangor
Animals have feeling too. Please give them love...
Li Yap Johor
Tanya Arizona, United States
ANIMAL ABUSE MUST STOP !!!!!!!
Krishna Shastry Karnataka, India
Please be compassionate.
Daniel Manahan California, United States
stop this abuse
Carol Crunkhorn Auckland, New Zealand
The Malaysian government and authorities are shaming every Malaysian citizen by refusing to prosecute Doreen Loo and Alan Tan who tortured a dog "Sushi" to death. The authorities say they have no evidence - rubbish! they have all the evidence they need via the video, which the whole world has now seen! The Malaysian government has a duty to its citizens to arrest and prosecute the sadist Alan Tan and all those in the video who did nothing to help this innocent victim called Sushi. Alan Tan is a psychopathic coward and bully and if he is not dealt with by the authorities, somebody else will teach him a lesson. Malaysian citizens are extremely angry about this. The world is watching Malaysia, get into the 21st century!
Lyana Singapore, Singapore
Help keep the animals away from the hands of the abuser. Animals are gods creation too. They deserve a chance to live and be treated with dignity along side humans. God is watching.
Cyber Dolly Selangor
Imagine if we human, abuse the family of the the animal abuser. We tortured their family the same way they tortured the animal. Can they put up with it? I'm pretty sure they wont. Unless they have the heart of the freezing cold of Antarctica ice. Animal is a living things, they breath the same air as us. Created by god. Seriously, this animal abuse gotta stop. it sadden me to see the abusing. please.
Nur Leena Wong Selangor
These people brought us shame...
Ooi Yu Li Pulau Pinang
Please let us show some humanity as we strive towards vision 2020 & as the 1Malaysia concept should not just unite us of different races but also of different species to make a better world for us all.
Phil Lawrence California, United States
Barbarism must stop at all levels. A nation's people can be judged by how they treat their animals.