Recently in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, an old, partially-blind, tick-infested dog named Brianna was shot with two arrows. Her attacker claimed he wanted to protect his children from the dog - but it should have been immediately clear that Brianna was very sick and not at all dangerous. Unfortunately, Brianna died as a result of her illness and the stress of her injuries.
Police have not decided if they will file criminal charges in this case. Please help to tell the authorities that this sort of animal cruelty is not acceptable and the perpetrators should be given a harsher penalty. This inhumane and cruel way the dog was treated is appalling, and unbecoming of a matured adult.
As Ghandi once said, the morality of a country can be determined by how its society treats animals. I would like to believe that Malaysians are a compassionate people and animal cruelty is definitely not a trait in our society. Please sign and share this petition to demand that Brianna's attacker be brought to justice.
The Petition Letter sent to the Prime Minister of Malaysia on 23.5.2014
Dear Yg Bhg Dato' Seri,
I am writing to you today to request that your government do everything in your power to ensure animal rights in Malaysia are being protected. This is regarding the case of Brianna, the dog which was arrowed two weeks ago.
I seek that the perpetrator be charged with the harshest penalty, the law can accommodate. I am writing this letter, not on behalf of any NGO, Animal Activist, Animal support organisation or of any political affiliation, but just as a normal citizen.
In the eyes of people, I’am worthless. But despite my unworthiness, I am very distraught over our people’s lackadaisical attitude towards animal cruelty.
Animal cruelty is a grave form of violence that must be addressed. It is also a form of violence that is well recognized in authoritative, academic research as a precursor to violence against humans. We need a law that takes heinous crimes against animals seriously.
We need a proper education system that addresses this issue from the grassroots.
I understand that the new Act has made animal cruelty a grave offence, but we need a system that is proactive a. A law is only good to punish the perpetrators, but a changed mindset, understanding and compassion towards these creatures may be the solution to curb these cruel tendencies.
Many animal cruelty incidences have happened, which were made public:
And not to mention those countless animals abuse cases that either fell on deaf ears or through indifferent eyes. Countless times I have tried to report cruelty cases at DVS website, but either it was not responded or the website system failed.
Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri,
I am a person without status, wealth, or power but as a Malaysian who cares about animals, my heart hurts to see these goes unnoticed.
I forward you a petition which 59,000 (more or less) people (local and international) have signed online to seek Justice for Brianna, and all the other cruelty which our own community have and will inflict upon the animals and environment around us.
This is the URL for the petition site. In addition to this, we also seek that the government look into:
1 Implementing a pet microchip law/system to determine the dog ownership (if the owner was responsible, he would not have thrown away Brianna).
2 To make it a law that specific breed of dogs to attend training. (People are generally scared of Rottweilers, but they can be great pets).
3 To implement and strengthen a neuter/spay programme to ensure that animals population will not be hazard in a community. (it is a social hazard, admittedly).
4 To ensure all municipal council resort to a more humane way in catching strays.
5 To start animal kindness education from the grass root. The children are our future.
Thank you very much and I hope for your response. You are a cat owner yourself. You must feel something about this.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by how its animals are treated - Mahatma Ghandi