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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
Animal cruelty is seen world wide as humans we have completely lost the love towards the animals. As animals they do have the right to live and die peacefully. let us make this world a better place for all.
For the same reasons, they breathe the same air as we do, they beat the same heart beat as we do. Theres absolutely no reason why they should be subject to inhumane and degrading treatment. Even an accused person sentenced to death has a right to appeal to defend himself, let alone animals who can barely defend themselves. So if humans claim to be civilized, ACT like one!
Nicholas Ng Kuala Lumpur
There's nothing to be proud of being a Malaysian if the law is not amended. Please do something to punish those animals abusers. If they can abuse or kill an animal, they can do the same to human too. Change before it's too late!! Animals have feelings too!!
Wendy Ho Negeri Sembilan
SAY NO TO ANIMALS ABUSE !!!!!
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
Animal abusers must be named and shamed!
Wind Goh Perak
Pek Zhan Selangor
Animals or any other living thing does not deserve any of these cruelty. They also have mother and family. Same goes for humans.
stray dogs that are caught and placed in dog pound should have a second chance to live. to contact the NGO, or pet society for adoption before putting them to sleep.
dogs are livings. not too far different from human. they have life. imagine yourself in the dog's shoe. please treat them like a living even you wanted to catch them. what we're asking here are simple.
For mercy. thanks!
Athi Raam Selangor
Please stop animal abuse! STOP THEM .. FAST !!! Please have mercy and save those animals!
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
Who are we to abuse animals? Who gives us rights to beat, kill, torture them? They are innocent lives and should not be treated with cruelty. Our county has no self disciplines and respect and awareness towards animals. To those that torture animals, they will receive their payment in the afterlife. They will get their payment.
Jeffrey Chong Kuala Lumpur
Animals are our friends , do not hurt them . SAY NO TO ANIMALS ABUSE !!!!!
Joanne Suhana Sabtu Kuala Lumpur
Its a really good manners to care for others and Animals, Pls have more sensitivity towards all living creature in this world! for every good things u do in life im sure it give u a peace of mind,and for every living animal u are kind to im sure it gave u a happiness in your heart somewhere! pls be kind to them, tq.
Wong Cheng Yee Selangor
Animal is a life too.
Anonymous Pulau Pinang
Yes, human do have their rights. How about animals? They are not so different from human. They do have a heart, they have blood, they have bones. The only difference is that human has extra intelligence which lead them to think that they are the king of the world. Please, stop animal cruelty! Don't uglify human beings.
Sora Wong Kuala Lumpur
No animal cruelty of any kind is tolerable, and no one is above the law.
Please listen to the voices of people from around the world and end the inhumane treatment of stray animals in Malaysia.
Thomas Chin Kuala Lumpur
pls sign to stop animal abuse..
STOP THEM .. FAST !!!
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Animals have feelings too
John Teh Teong Beng Kuala Lumpur
The many acts of violence, abuse against animals have torn a painful scar on moral consciousness of Malaysians of all race and creed. Proactive intervention by the Government will not only shed itself and Malaysia in much better light but has become of utmost necessity. The complacent attitude shown on many occasions by the Dept of Veterinary Services has left much to be desired. Perhaps extend authority to the police? Or even delegate authority and fund organisations to ensure such acts are duly deterred and punished seriously.
Elaine Tang Kuala Lumpur
I'm hereby to voice myself on behalf of the animals that they have the right to live and not being tortured! Animals cant speak like us human beings but they have feelings like us. I agree with this against animal abuse petition to make a difference for our country to have love to animals more and animal has its rights to live better as we human beings show much concern to them!!