Are Malaysians becoming more and more heartless ? Have we truly lost our compassion towards animals ?
We’re seeing more and more stories of animal abuse being published, aren’t we? Whether its elephants getting shot 70 times or beating helpless puppies, we Malaysians seem to be headed in the WRONG direction in terms of animal welfare.
The Department of Veterinary Services revealed on the 6th of October a set statistics that show a 30% jump in animal abuse cases across the country, from 510 in 2017 to 662 cases last year. In fact, more than 90% of the cases involve dogs, followed by cats.
That said, the department claims that this increase in cases is due to increased awareness in the community towards animal abuse.
LOOK AT THEIR CUTE FACES! How do people have the heart to abuse and harm innocent creatures?
According to the department’s director-general, Datuk Dr Quaza Nizamuddin Hassan Nizam, the total amount of fines on offenders last year was RM71,200 compared to RM15,000 in 2017. That’s an increase of 80%! He also added,
“The number of cases is quite worrying but it is due to public awareness of the need to address animal cruelty in the country,”
He asked the public to continue to record any act of animal abuse and make it viral, as this will make it easier to identify and apprehend the criminals. As a final reminder, he added that under the Animal Welfare Act 2015, these perpetrators can be sentenced up to 20 years’ jail time – which is a stricter punishment than causing injuries to humans.
It doesn’t take much to be nice to another person and it takes even less to be nicer to animals. Come on everyone, we can do better!
KKM: Nano Mist Spray Should Be Used To Disinfect Surfaces Only, NOT Humans
You might have noticed several posts on social media where people have been recommending nano mist sprays for the purpose...
Takiyuddin: Natural Disaster In Kedah Is An “Act Of God” & Not Due To Logging
Now that the parliament is up and running again, it seems like everything is back to normal with all the...
KKM: Fully Vaccinated Individuals Can Quarantine At Home Upon Arrival In Malaysia
Fully vaccinated travellers can now opt to quarantine at home upon arrival in Malaysia, provided they make an application 7-10...
Penang Beach Park Forced To Shut Down After Thousands Of Visitors Were Spotted
A beach park in Penang, Taman Rekreasi Pantai Robina (also known as Robina Eco Park), has been forced to shut...
M’sian Man Who Drove Against Traffic & Killed 2 Teenagers Charged With Murder
The driver who drove against traffic and killed two teenagers on 12 September has been charged with murder at the...
Mount Kinabalu & Other Tourist Sites Reopened To Fully Vaccinated Individuals Starting 16 Sept
It’s finally time for fully vaccinated individuals to gear up as Mount Kinabalu is now open to the public for...
523 Covid-19 Positive Individuals & Those Ignoring Home Quarantine Identified In Kedah
After more than a year of fighting the pandemic, some people are still violating the SOPs by endangering the lives...
PM: B40 Households To Receive Self-Test Kits & Oximeters From Govt In Covid-19 Care Package
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced yesterday (19 September) that the government will allocate over RM471.6 million to...
Lifestyle24 hours ago
Self-care 101: 6 Daily Habits For M’sians To Maintain Overall Wellness At Home That Actually Work!
Social Stories5 hours ago
“I’m still patient” Uncle Kentang Shares How Someone Wrecked The Car He Gave Them
Social Stories24 hours ago
Netizens Defend Libresse Malaysia After Religious NGOs Criticise “Vulva” Floral Design Ad
Social Stories7 hours ago
Honest Japanese F&B Owner Puts Up Sign Apologising For Putting Less Filling Inside Pastries