A Study of the Causal Factors of Animal Crimes in Malaysia

  • Muhamad Rezan Tambi Malaysia Animal Association, No.5 Jalan Balam, Taman Million, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. https://orcid.org/0009-0000-1886-3515
  • Ain Maryam Zolkipli Academic Department, Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Jalan Sarjana 1/2, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Adam Mohd Salehuddin Malaysia Animal Academy, No.5 Jalan Balam, Taman Million, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. https://orcid.org/0009-0009-2514-9534
Keywords: Animal Crime, Animal Welfare, Malaysia


This research paper investigates the numerous factors influencing the occurrence of animal crimes in Malaysia. Through a thorough examination of literature, the study aims to uncover the underlying causes behind the prevalent animal-related offenses in the country. The findings reveal that several key factors contribute to this issue, including a lack of awareness regarding animal welfare, inadequate enforcement of animal protection laws, and cultural attitudes that diminish the value of animals. To tackle this problem effectively, the study proposes a range of potential solutions. These include raising public awareness about animal welfare, enhancing the enforcement of existing animal protection laws, and fostering a cultural shift that recognizes and respects the intrinsic worth of animals. One crucial aspect of this study is its revelation that animal crimes are not haphazard acts, but rather, they are deeply rooted in social and cultural influences. By pinpointing these contributing factors and offering practical remedies, this research holds significant importance as it can guide policy-making and direct actions to mitigate animal crimes in Malaysia effectively.


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How to Cite
Tambi, M. R., Zolkipli, A. M. and Mohd Salehuddin, A. (2023) “A Study of the Causal Factors of Animal Crimes in Malaysia”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 8(8), p. e002445. doi: 10.47405/mjssh.v8i8.2445.

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