Fakten gegen Propaganda

Facts against Propaganda

ASPA’s Project Coordinator Razvan Bancescu is openly accusing Romanian NGO’s and rescuers of selling stray dogs to laboratories in Germany, Denmark and Belgium, in an attempt to justify illegally blocking certain NGO’s and individuals from adopting dogs from ASPA shelters. He claims to have evidence, but refuses to share it with anyone!

To clarify the situation on animal testing for scientific purposes, Article 11 of EU Directive 2010/63/EU prohibits the use of strays animals on experiments!
(Article 11 -Stray and feral animals of domestic species 1. Stray and feral animals of domestic species shall not be used in procedures). Furthermore, it is widely known that Beagles are the most common breed used on experiments (http://www.occupyforanimals.org/beagles-are-the-dog-breed-most-often-used-in-animal-testing-due-to-their-size-and-passive-nature.html

). Sadly, animal testing in the above mentioned countries is NOT ILLEGAL, and therefore, it is highly unlikely for pharmaceutical companies to purchase Romanian strays on the ‘black market’. Perhaps Bancescu can explain as to why these companies will opt to illegally import Romanian strays when they are allowed breed their own animals, which is much more cost effective to them.

By accusing the Romanian NGO’s and rescuers of sending strays to other countries for experiments, without any proof/evidence, he is not only lying and defaming the local people and legitimate NGO’s, but also implying that pharmaceutical companies throughout Europe are breaking EU legislation by testing on strays! We therefore urge Bancescu to either produce evidence of who these people and companies are, or, apologise to the rescuers and lift the illegal ban!

Furthermore, we believe the actual reason behind blocking adoptions in ASPA shelters, is the fact that killing dogs is more profitable to ASPA than giving them up for adoptions. We would like to remind him about the report produced by the EU Delegation after their visit to Romania in January 2014. In the report, Janusz Wojciechowski, MEP, states:

“As far as we know the whole procedure of catching, keeping and eutanising one dog is rewarded with 250 EUR. That results in a situation where people (authorities) are motivated to catch as many animals as possible and to hinder adoptions because adopted dogs make no profit….”

No mater what you say Bancescu, no matter what you do, we KNOW THE TRUTH! We suggest you stop insulting our intelligence in the future, and stop making stupid, non evidenced accusations against the rescuers! We vow to continue supporting the local NGO’s and rescuers, we vow to continue our fight for the dogs you are abusing! We are all aware that you are breaking the Romanian and European laws, and we hope that you are aware that hundreds of thousands of animal lovers around the world are behind the dogs and the local rescuers. THEY ARE NOT ALONE BANCESCU! WE SUGGEST YOU WORK ON COMPLYING WITH THE RULES THAN ATTACKING RESCUERS!

Please send and email to the Mayor of Bucharest (Sorin Oprescu – who employed Bancescu) about your concerns on Bances’s incompetence to work within ASPA. His email and Twitter below:

EU Delegates Visit to Romania, Jan 2014


EU Directive 2010/63/EU

Bancescu’s interviews where he openly accuses rescuers: