Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Animal Testing Weekly Updates

Happy birthday chimpanzees Midge and Lulu! Lulu was retired to Black Beauty Ranch along with her best friend, Midge, in 1997 after being used in Hepatitis B vaccine trials and on live virus studies. Everyone at Black Beauty Ranch had a blast celebrating in both May and June to ring in Lulu's 53rd birthday and Midge's 42nd.
Our protest last week at MetLife's headquarters generated noise complaints from many people who work in the area, a sign that we - and the 66 abandoned chimps for whom we are fighting - are being heard. We won't stop advocating for the these former research chimps until the New York Blood Center (NYBC) restores promised funding for their care.

As NYBC’s largest corporate donor, MetLife, which prides itself on being a socially responsible corporation, cannot stand by silently. Join us at noon on Wednesday, August 10th at MetLife Headquarters to demand action!
What: Lunch rush protest at MetLife headquarters

Where: MetLife Headquarters, 1095 Sixth Avenue (between 41st and 42nd)

When: August 10th, 12 PM - 1:30 PM

After using these chimps for research for over three decades, NYBC promised to provide lifelong care. Instead, NYBC abandoned the survivors on islands without natural access to food or water when providing care was no longer convenient. MetLife must use its power as NYBC's largest corporate donor to demand that NYBC executives reinstate funding for the chimps they abandoned.

Don't let them ignore the chimps - RSVP now to join us for the protest and be a voice for chimps!