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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
animals are living things . they also has feelings.
Suliana Khalid Ali Kuala Lumpur
Stop the cruelty..let's help the poor animal together
Anonymous Kuala Lumpur
Please do something. It is so heartbreaking.
Nor Ilyana Haris Selangor
Stop animal cruelty!!! There still God creatures and have a feelings!! Ashame of u animal in human face!! I dunno how Majlis Bandaran can let this kind of things happen. Malaysia gov should take preventive action and revise the regulations on animal cruelty law!! Wake up ppl!!!
Joanna Mylis Sarawak
Stop animal abused!!
Alicecca Poul Dawas Selangor
Please stop animal cruelty. They deserve to live just like you.
Sella Western Australia, Australia
I don't believe in your complaint. Many petitions beenade and no results. Do something people!!!!!
Fadilah Mohammad Johor
Allah is watching. The majlis perbandaran people who abuses animal all the time..pls know that Allah will give it back to u in trifold. The bleeding dog that i saw today..i hope u know that that dog will be the one who is going to haunt u in the afterlife. Allah is Just.
Sharifah Rahmah Pulau Pinang
I cannot tolerate animal cruelty! Stricter laws should be implemented and I mean fast and just!
Sharon Hajek South Australia, Australia
Recently visited Malaysia. NO EXCUSE for animal cruelty. Malaysia is not steeped in poverty like other Asian countries. What I have seen there in your Maylasian privately run zoos is shameful. Especially Batu Caves reptile villa. I will be telling everyone I know NOT TO GO. SHAME on the Malaysian Animal Welfare Federation.
Anonymous Washington, United States
God is watching.
Krista Kijnowski Illinois, United States
This is horrific, something needs to be done!
ANIMAL CRUELTY HASSSS TOO STOPP !!!
Marilyn Victoria, Australia
I am disgusted in the way you your government Allow just disgusting abuse to any animal Are you really human with blood pumping through Your heart ( maybe not)because a descent person Would not allow such cruelty if you are allowing that Kind of disgusting abuse to go on what does that Say about your country shame on you
Strict actions should be taken against individuals abusing animals.
Samantha Leong Siow Lai Selangor
just wanna HELP.
Ms. Terry Vaccaro New Jersey, United States
Working in a school we teach our children to respect all living things and the environment. We do this to ensure their future. Please make a difference for the future of all children in the world. Do not teach them bad things.
Kiran Veg Karnataka, India
Pls Stop this Cruel inhumane act
Elizabeth Western Australia, Australia
PLEASE, PLEASE, STOP YOUR MASS CRUELTY TO INNOCENT HELPLESS BEINGS YOU ARE HOWING THE WORLD WHAT VILE EVIL PEOPLE YOU ARE,I FOR ONE WILL NEVER EVER VISIT YOUR VILE COUNTRY
Liu Wai Ling Hong Kong
Please no more cruelty for animals , the animals have right and feeling in their alive, give love and peace to the world. respect and responsible animals life. End this inhumane ways to the animals Thank you.