Save Starving Chimps

Chimp Jenny Desmond

Target: Christopher D. Hillyer, President and CEO of New York Blood Center

Goal: Force the New York Blood Center to take responsibility of their former lab chimps and continue caring for them.

Dozens of chimpanzees that were abused for years in the name of research were dumped on a series of islands in Liberia when deemed no longer useful by the New York Blood Center (NYBC). The islands have no natural food source, so the chimpanzees have been dependent on the caretakers who dropped food off. However, the NYBC has announced that they will no longer be providing food for these chimpanzees and therefore letting them starve to death. The NYBC stated that they “never had any obligation” to care for the chimpanzees after they dropped them on the island.

Thankfully, the Humane Society got word of the chimpanzees and with the help of other animal welfare groups, donations and volunteers, the chimpanzees are still being cared for.

While donations help very much, the NYBC should be held responsible for caring for these animals. These chimpanzees endured years of painful procedures including numerous liver biopsies. The NYBC decided to take in these living creatures which means they are responsible for them until their deaths. Living beings are not something you can toss aside when one decides they are no longer useful.

Sign this petition and demand the NYBC to take responsibility for the chimpanzees they decided to take in beforehand.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Hillyer,

Throughout the years, your organization has taken in many chimpanzees to use for research. These chimps were subjected to many painful procedures while they stayed in your facility. Some of these procedures left the chimps with permanent damage. When your organization considered them no longer useful, they were brought to a series of islands. The problem with these islands is that there is no natural food source. The chimpanzees have been surviving thanks to the food and water you’ve been providing.

Now your organization has decided to stop providing these chimpanzees with food because you “never had any obligation” to care for them once they arrived at the island. If you did not want to care for these living beings after they were no longer considered useful then that is something you should’ve thought about when you first took in these chimps, or you could have placed somewhere they could find food.

Living beings are not disposable. It is your responsibility to care for the chimpanzees you abused for so long. There are many options including keeping the supply of food and water steady or bringing them to an accredited sanctuary. Do the right thing and do not abandon these chimpanzees.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Jenny Desmond

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10 Comments

  1. Dear Mr. Hillyer
    Since you care so much about the betterment of mankind by using FIRST COUSINS TO HUMANS, for your BARBARIC ALLEGED RESEARCH, it’s only fitting that you support such a noble goal by “SUBJECTING YOUR OWN LIVER” to the same heartless barbaric procedures. Please if there is a shred of decency in your fetid body use the GRANT FUNDS, you pilfered from “WE THE TAX PAYING LEMMINGS”, to care for the animals whose lives your GREED has DESTROYED.
    Additionally, New York State should look into your ACTIVITIES, in the name of GREED, not research. The funds you’ve received should be returned to the PEOPLE, and you should be COURT ORDERED, to pay for Veterinary, and daily care for the beings whose lives you’ve destroyed as a result of your greed.
    If their is a shred of honor in you do the right thing.
    Best regards,
    Dr, Howard Brudner

    • Agree wholeheartedly!! This, aside from the actual TRUTH that virtually all animal research has ALWAYS been a totally bogus and trumped-up from thin air methodology that has not in actuality “saved” any HUMAN lives. It’s all a crock to begin with.

  2. shame on new york blood center for abandoning these great chimps on a island with no food now.

  3. Use, abuse and neglect. You’re disgraceful NY blood center.

  4. The disgusting “research” of the NYBC is clearly enough to establish that they are a bunch of scum who should be shut down. But before they are shut down, or if they never are, they should at least be required to get these chimps to an established sanctuary. Surely their cruelty to animals has violated at least a few laws, so some nice large fines should also be levied on them.

  5. Lisbeth Alvarado Sanchez says:

    Chimps are sentient intelligent animals that deserve all our respect and compassion. They are not a piece of furniture! The least that the NYBC can do is to provide them with food and medical care after all the abuse and cruelty they subjected this innocent creatures to.

  6. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    There’s something wrong with this Hillyer guy. In a perfect world, he would be court-ordered to have a psych eval due to his callous attitude toward the lives he’s been responsible for. That he doesn’t FEEL responsible is very disturbing.

  7. Ravinder Singh says:

    In the name of research you are satisfying your greed of having lot of money. What you have done with these innocents shows your cruel and cold blooded mentality. SHAME. This shows you dispose what ever is of no use to you any more. Do you do the shame in your personal life with your family and treat them like you can do some of your experiments on them ?

  8. UNBELIEVABLE INHUMANE IGNORANCE AGAINST EXTRADITED LIVING & BREATHING CREATURES MEANS FOR ALL OF THOSE ASSISTS IN THESE CRUEL PRACTICES SOWS THEIR OWN FUTURE! THIS SHOULD BE WELL KNOWN BY PERSONS RESPONSIBLE!

    EVERYONE OF THIS INHUMANE RABBLE WILL SEE WHAT FUTURE PROVIDES FOR ALL OF THEM!

    AS YOU CAN SEE ALL OF DISASTERS IN OUR WORLD – YOU SOON COULD BE THE NEXT PART OF THOSE EARNING THEIR SELF DEPENDENT LIFE AS THEY DESERVES IT WITHOUT ANY COMMISERATION!

    LAST INFANTILE AND GREED SCUM – GET RIDDEN BY YOUR GUILT – OR STOP THIS MISERY IN THE MOMENT!

    Stop & pursue this deformity – instantly!

    Not human then barbaric idiot! Or not?

  9. You owe these wonderful chimps an excellent quality of life for the rest of their lives —

    For once, DO THE RIGHT THING.

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