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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
If we do not have compassion for the weak and vulnerable, what does that make us?
Yi Kuala Lumpur
Say No to Animal Abusers!
Nur Ilyanna Binti Mohammad Shaharul Hashri Selangor
Part of what it means to be human is to protect animals. So please, please put a stop to such inhumane animal cruelty and punish all of those who practice it.
I doubt this little petition will change things in Malaysia, but this is a little voice we Rakyat have to make the government listen, AMEND THE LAWS! NOW!
Edleen Ismail Selangor
A nation can be judged by how it treats its animals
Have a heart and soul,respect all gods creation...don't preach your religion when u don't have a soul to go by.please save me the bullshit.
Kok Lee Woon Kuala Lumpur
this shouldn't be our culture. only the government has the power to stop this violent by implementing strict law to overcome not only violent against the animals but also among humans. by judging on how our society is faring is scary. Looking forward for a better generations!
Vriesia Ng Siok Fong Melaka
Please stop animal abuse. They are living creatures that are created by God just like you and me. They have the right to live free from abuse and cruelty.
Toh Cheng See Selangor
please hv compession fr animals.
Carmen Chan Kuala Lumpur
Please put a stop to animal cruelty and punish those who commit it.
Anna Thien Belait, Brunei Darussalam
The public need to be educated that animals have rights and needed to be respected too.
Pamela Khoo Aida Pulau Pinang
Animals are God's creatures and have the right to live on Earth just as we. They have feelings too and we as humans gifted with brains to think should ensure that ending their lives should only be the last resort and not the first option. Local councils have to make sure that there is a specific standard of procedures that their workers need to adhere to and that they dutily follow.
Please stop animal abuse!
Vivien Lim Selangor
Please give heavier penalty to idiot who abuse animals! and not just merely to say sorry that's it or just fined RM200. They are living thing as well and we can make a better place to live.
Lynette Kuala Lumpur
Cruelty has gone unpunished here for too long. We must not tolerate this any longer. Cruelty to animals is a heinous crime and perpetrators must face much heavier punishments.
Please stop torturing & abusing animals. They too deserve a life like us. Protect them!
Please respect life!
Myza Nordin Selangor
Killing is not the way to curb stray animals. They will still breed, if they are not neutered...stray issues will never stop with irresponsible owner..dumping their animals on the street, or, letting them roam without supervision. Go down to the root....
Dawn Evans Alberta, Canada
Even though animal abuse is unfortunately ALL over the world! The recent world wide attention of the abuse of the Poodle Sushi! Has brought a HUGE and embarrassing spotlight onto the lack of your countries regard for punishing animal abusers! More HAS to be done to stop the Alan Tan and Doreen Loo's of your country! PLEASE enforce HUGE fines and penalties against the abusers!