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Activists Stage Dramatic Protests at Home of NY Blood Center Chairman Howard Milstein (Video)

July 25, 2015 by Leave a Comment


The News

As Chairman of the New York Blood Center, real estate magnate Howard Milstein bears responsibility for the organization’s decision to cut funding for its former lab chimps who are living on six islands in Liberia. In an effort to convince him to fulfill his promise to provide lifelong care for the 67 surviving apes, New Yorkers have begun staging dramatic protests in front of the billionaire’s Park Avenue apartment building.

In spite of global pressure to reinstate the funding for the chimps, the NY Blood Center is digging in its heels, stating that it doesn’t own the them and that the government of Liberia is responsible for their care. They do not acknowledge that NYBC captured the chimps in the wild; bred them in captivity: held them prisoner in cages; experimented on them for 30 years; earned $500 million off the research; moved them to islands with no natural source of food and water; and made multiple promises to provide them with lifelong care.

Real estate tycoon Howard Milstein is Chairma of the Board of the NY Blood Center

Real estate tycoon Howard Milstein is Chairma of the Board of the NY Blood Center

TV journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell of Jane UnChained attended the first protest at Mr. Milstein’s home and filed this report:

The Real Deal, a real estate publication read by Howard Milstein’s peers, also has also reported on the grass roots campaign against him and the NYBC.

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As New Yorkers prepare to expand the protests to the homes other NYBC board members, hundreds, if not thousands, of advocates in other parts of the world are taking action against the the Blood Center by participating in a grass roots campaign organized by the Facebook group, New York Blood Center: Do the Right Thing.

New Yorkers protest outside the home of Howard Milstein

New Yorkers protest outside the home of Howard Milstein

In the streets, online and in the media, the NY Blood Center is being pressured to resume funding for the chimps’ care. On July 24th, the Daily Mail – one of the most widely circulated news publications in the world – posted a story that went viral: “Battle to Save the Hugging Chimps: Heartbreaking Story of 66 Apes and a Baby ‘Abandoned’ on Island by Medical Firm after They Finished Experimenting on Them.”

NYBC Chairman Howard Milstein cut funding to provide food and water to the organization's lab chimps after earning $500 million in royalties off of the research.

NYBC Chairman Howard Milstein cut funding to provide food and water to the organization’s lab chimps after earning $500 million in royalties off of the research.

Your Turn

Please join the Facebook group New York Blood Center: Do the Right Thing and the Facebook page Take Action: Save New York Blood Center Chimps to see how you can help.



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  1. Fund care of chimps exploited and now forgotten. The world is watching!

  2. Adam says:

    If Milstein had a soul there would not be a need to care for these animals because they wouldn’t have been put in this position to begin with. If Milstein had a soul, he would feel tremendous remorse for his life’s actions and spend his remaining days making sure his selfish deeds were corrected as much as possible. Milstein only serves one god…the dollar. This is the fabric that hatred is sewn from. Great job Milstein. I hope you have the opportunity to endure the same misery you have caused these animals, 100 fold.

    1. Kym says:

      WELL SAID ADAM! IF ONLY THE GOVERNMENT COULD HEAR YOUR HEARTFELT PLEA FOR JUSTICE! YOU’VE SAID EVERYTHING PEOPLE ARE THINKING AND SUPPORTING 1000%! GOD BLESS & PRAY FOR THOSE POOR DEFENSELESS CHIMPS! THAT HEARTLESS DEMONIC MONSTER’S GOING TO GET HIS PUNISHMENT EITHER IN THIS LIFE OR THE NEXT! THERE’S A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR SADISTIC COWARDS LIKE MILSTEIN & HIS HENCHMEN! HIS PUNISHMENT IS IMMINENT!

  3. Charlene Robson says:

    Go to hell and stay there you are scum of the earth

  4. So disgusting. We need to suck his blood. The rich get richer and dont give a dam.
    Don give up on the bastard

  5. Zizi says:

    With more money than the combined wealth of more than 90% of people living on this planet, the cost of maintaining these chimpanzees for life, for KEEPING HIS WORD, would be less than a drop in the bucket, for the greedy Mr. Milstein, who demonstrates an extraordinary lack of compassion and integrity. One can only conjecture about the values and skewed thinking of hard-hearted and morally bankrupt individuals like Milstein. Shame! Shame! Shame!

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