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VIDEO: Tensions Mount in Campaign Targeting New York Blood Center’s Laurie Glimcher

October 12, 2015 by Leave a Comment


The News

New York Blood Center (NYBC) board member Dr. Laurie Glimcher instructed the faculty, staff and students of Weill Cornell Medical College, where she is the Dean, to ignore New Yorkers who gathered at the school’s main entrance to protest NYBC’s decision to abandon chimpanzees in Liberia. With the vast majority of people from Cornell refusing to engage with or acknowledge the protesters and with many people actually laughing at them, activists had little incentive to be polite or professional:

NYBC left 66 chimps on islands near Monrovia, the country’s capital, with no food or water after experimenting on them for 30 years; earning $500 million in royalties off of the research; and making a promise to provide them with lifelong care.

Weill Cornell student suggests that activists are misinformed. Is Dr. Jane Goodall misinformed too?

Weill Cornell student suggests that activists are misinformed. Is Dr. Jane Goodall misinformed too?

In addition to instructing students, faculty and staff to ignore the protesters, Cornell distributed handouts, which attempt to distance Dr. Glimcher from NYBC’s crime, as people exited the building directly into the protest.

Students, faculty and staff at Weill Cornell Medical College laugh at and ignore activists protesting the Dean, Dr. Laurie Glimcher, who is on the board of the NY Blood Center

Students, faculty and staff at Weill Cornell Medical College laugh at and ignore activists protesting the Dean, Dr. Laurie Glimcher, who is on the board of the NY Blood Center

Students, faculty and staff at Cornell expressed no compassion for the chimps abandoned by their Dean, Dr. Laurie Glimcher of the NY Blood Center

Students, faculty and staff at Cornell expressed no compassion for the chimps abandoned by their Dean, Dr. Laurie Glimcher of the NY Blood Center

Your Turn

Please join the Facebook page: New York Blood Center: Do the Right Thing to participate in the online actions. If you live in New York City, please join the protests targeting New York Blood Center board members at their homes and offices.

Activists protest Dr. Laurie Glimcher of the New York Blood Center at her 16 room condo in NYC

Activists protest Dr. Laurie Glimcher of the New York Blood Center at her 16 room condo in NYC



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  1. Dominique says:

    What pathetic humans, what else can they do but to laugh at thier on apathy! Sickening! Thank you for your great work activists, love it, shame these ugly monsters!

  2. MARIA says:

    GREAT PROTEST! KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT. WHY DO THEY THINK THEY AREN’T RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE CHIMPS?

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