Recently, a 35-year-old man from Jalan Peel was fined RM8,000 by the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court after he pleaded guilty to a charge of abusing a dog that belonged to him.
According to Bernama, the unemployed man was fined RM8,000 in default four months’ jail by Magistrate Zuhair Rosli for neglecting a Siberian Husky.
The accused, Lai Yik Loy was charged under Section 44 (1)(d) of the Animals (Amendment) Act 2013, which carries a maximum fine of RM50,000 and a jail term of not more than a year, or both, upon conviction.
Magistrate Zuhair handed down the sentence on Lai after he admitted to having wantonly caused unnecessary pain and suffering to his pet. Lai reportedly committed the offense at a house in Lorong Peel, Jalan Peel in Kuala Lumpur, at about 10.30 am on September 26, 2017.
Lai, who was unrepresented, pleaded for leniency saying he was unemployed and that he has to take care of his parents. However, Prosecuting officer from the KL Veterinary Services Department Hasiah Musa urged the Court to impose a deterrent sentence saying that Lai had not cared for the dog as he did not provide him with necessary treatment and sufficient food.
Aside from that, Magistrate Zuhair also ordered Lai to bear the dog’s treatment cost of RM6,872.
God did not create animals for humans to abuse! They have lives and feelings too, just like you and I they feel pain and suffering. Lai is an inhumane person who doesn’t deserve to have a pet! You better stay away from all animals after this! We do not condone animal abuse!
What’s your take on this?