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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
Please stop to killing those innocent strays, these are not the ways should do by a human being... so please, protect the animal... this is what to do as a human being...
There is what we call life in animals. Appreciate.
Nabilah Fatin Kuala Lumpur
Haiwan mempunyai perasaan dan mereka adalah ciptaan Allah.Sama seperti manusia, mereka mempunyai hak untuk hidup.STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!
Anne-Marie England - Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Cruelty is NEVER necessary. As Ghandi said, 'You can judge the humanity of a nation by the way it treats its animals'.
Jessica Chan Kuala Lumpur
Animals deserves better!!!!!
KOK YONG POON Perak
WHAT A CRUEL SOCIETY!
Marie-Anne Kuala Lumpur
No one has the right to abuse any animals. We co-exist and our earth belongs to them too.
Stop animal abuse. Love them, protect them.
Chuan Wei Kang Pulau Pinang
share your love to this world~
Ines Hoffmann Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Please help the animals, they´re defenceless and need your help!
SAROJINI SELVARAJU Selangor
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.-Gandhi Ji- C'mon Malaysia. We could be better than this.
Sharon Quak Selangor
Animals are living things like we are. They carry out all living processes just like we do. They deserve the right to be treated fairly.
Really hope this petition will reach the people in authority and a change will be made as we are the voice for this poor animals. Let"s make a diffrence for these innocent adorable creatures who only ask for our love.
Wong Sew Lian Perak
THIS IS SO HEARTLESS! HOPE KARMA WILL BLESS THEIR FAMILIES!
Anita Chen Selangor
Sadly, we are deemed as a very inhumane society...animals are animal but animals have feelings and have the right to live and to be treated in a respectable manner....if we are to move forward, something must be done. If it is true that all Malaysian are placed first in the governments propaganda, then please do something....on top of that there is no religion that condones cruelty to animals!
Chia Li May Pulau Pinang
Something should be done ASAP because these animals have their own rights. Since they cannot speak for themselves, all the animal lovers should be doing this for them.
HAIWAN HARUS DIPELIHARA BUKAN UNTUK DISEKSA
Gabrielle Sheila Sabah
Please STOP!!! Killing strays these way is just BARBARIC!