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This is what happens when you visit the New York Blood Center

Dr. Brian Hare
Durham, NC, United States

Jul 23, 2015 — Hello supporters,

Despite such massive support, you'll never believe what happened when I went to the New York Blood Center's (NYBC) office on Tuesday.

I showed up with representatives from The Humane Society of the United States and the Jane Goodall Institute, and we brought boxes of nearly 200,000 signatures (thanks to your support on

We politely read statements outside their office and spoke with the media.

When we were done we went to go inside to drop off the signatures, but would you believe the New York Blood Center is so cruel and stubborn they locked their doors on us? It's unbelievable to think I flew all the way from North Carolina in hopes of a polite meeting but was locked out!

We did leave the boxes right on NYBC's doorstep so they can see all of your support, and I plan to continue following up with the campaign.

The next step you can take right now is to click here and send a message to NYBC.

Click here and send a message on Twitter

The New York Blood Center is claiming that Liberia, a nation hit hard economically and socially by the Ebola crisis, is responsible for these animals. The Center has no evidence to demonstrate they coordinated a reasonable and sustainable way to care for these chimpanzees. What kind of life-saving institution is so stubborn as to refuse having a conversation about saving highly social and intelligent animals? It's shameful, but we're certainly making an impact.

Thank you,
Dr. Brian Hare

PS- Fox 5 news did an excellent story you should watch to see interviews with me and other supporters!

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