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VIDEO: Activists Protest at Home & Office of New York Blood Center’s Laurie Glimcher

October 2, 2015 by Leave a Comment


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Since mid-August, thousands of people around the world have contacted Dr. Laurie Glimcher, a member of the board of the NY Blood Center (NYBC), asking her to reinstate the funds for the chimps who she and other NYBC executives abandoned in Liberia. Dr. Glimcher, who is Dean of Cornell Medical College in NYC, has ignored the personal letters, phone calls, petitions, emails, tweets and Facebook posts.

In September, great ape advocate Robert Ingersoll created a Change.org petition asking Indiana University to cancel a $25,000 award to Dr. Glimcher. When asked for a comment by the Herald Times, an Indiana newspaper that reported on the award, Dr. Glimcher refused to address the chimps, stating “My hope is that this week we can focus on the distinguished history and reputation of the Indiana University School of Medicine Steven C. Beering Award and its contribution to medical research.”
Hand-written letter delivered to Dr. Laurie Glimcher in advance of protests at her home and office

Hand-written letter delivered to Dr. Laurie Glimcher in advance of protests at her home and office

Dr. Glimcher’s silence, lack of compassion and complicity in NYBC’s decision to abandon the chimps have emboldened grass roots activists in NYC, who plan to continue protesting at her office and her six bedroom, seven bathroom apartment on the Upper East Side of New York.
Activists protest at home of Dr. Laurie Glimcher of NY Blood Center

Activists protest at home of Dr. Laurie Glimcher of NY Blood Center

Your Turn

Please join the Facebook page New York Blood Center: Do the Right Thing to join the campaign to compel Laurie Glimcher and the other NYBC board members to reinstate funding for the chimps.

Activists march from Laurie Glimcher's office to her home in NYC

Activists march from Laurie Glimcher’s office to her home in NYC



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  1. Stephen Sorrentino Animal Defender says:

    SO… what do we Do?
    Clarifying thst humsns suck is redundant and ineffective.
    Now tell ALL clearly and without clutter of comments. HOW DO WE HELP?

    1. Donny Moss says:

      We post action alerts on the FB page, NYBC: Do the Right Thing. Please see the link at the end of the article above in the “YOUR TURN” section. Thank you!

  2. FRANK says:

    PLEASE MAKE SURE Y’ALL DO GO BACK AND BACK AGAIN UNTIL THE RIGHT THING IS DONE!

    1. Sofie Buyniski says:

      It is incredible that the cruelest of humans can continue to be in positions of power. In the end the bring the whole ibstitution down becaus3 I still believe the good people outnumber those that are heartless..
      sofie

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