When Laurie Glimcher returned to her apartment building in New York City after walking her dog, she found 15 activists protesting and informing her neighbors that she abandoned 66 chimps in Liberia when she served on the board of the New York Blood Center.
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(VIDEO) One minute after Dr. Laurie Glimcher began speaking at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, animal rights advocates launched out of their seats to disrupt – and ruin – her presentation. Glimcher, who served on the board of the New York Blood Center when the organization decided to abandon 66 chimpanzees on islands in Liberia, has refused to address the crisis since advocates approached her in mid-2015.
Two dozen activists staged a fourth protest at the home and office of Dr. Laurie Glimcher, the Dean of Cornell Medical College, urging her to issue a public statement demanding that NYBC reinstate funding for the chimps who she and other board members abandoned in Liberia with no food or water.
Following three protests at her office and home and a series of online calls to action, Dr. Laurie Glimcher has resigned from the Board of NYBC. A cover story in the Cornell Daily Sun entitled “Weill Cornell Medicine Dean Accused of Chimp Abandonment” and a review of NYBC documents demonstrate that Dr. Glimcher, NYBC and Cornell Medical College, where she is the Dean, have lied about her departure from the board.
Watch activists react as the students, faculty and staff of Weill Cornell Medical College laugh at and ignore them and show no compassion for the 66 chimps abandoned by the school’s dean, Dr. Laurie Glimcher, who is on the board of the New York Blood Center.