Animal Rights Activists Set to Stage Second Protest in Summit July 10

Advocates protesting chimp abandonment march through Summit. Credits: Donny Moss
Advocates protest in front of MetLife CEO Steven Kandarian’s home. Credits: Donny Moss

SUMMIT, NJ -- According to organizers, dozens of animal advocates will stage a second protest at the Lenox Road home of MetLife CEO Steven Kandarian July 10, from 4:30 - 7 p.m.

Advocates are planning to march from the Starbucks, across from the Summit train station, to Kandarian's home and back. A similar protest was held May 10.

The group is protesting the company's support of the New York Blood Center (NYBC), and that establishment's abandonment of more than five dozen chimpanzees -- previously used for research -- on islands in Liberia.
 
 
MetLife is the largest corporate donor of NYBC, which, according to a New York Times article published in May of 2015, left the 66 chimpanzees on Liberian islands with little to no food or water, potentially leaving them to starve to death.
 
NYBC, on its website, has stated its position on the situation saying, in part, "NYBC attempted for years to find a solution for the care, maintenance and feeding of these animals. We held discussions with numerous animal welfare groups and the Government of Liberia, all to no avail. The Government of Liberia and animal rights organizations knew all along that our support was voluntary and would not continue. Last January, we gave the Liberians several months' notice that we would no longer provide this voluntary charitable support and expected they would manage a smooth transition."
 
While other NYBC supporters, such as Citigroup, have addressed the the advocates' concerns -- Citigroup made a $50,000 donation toward the care of the chimps -- MetLife has not yet responded to the group's call for action.
 
An earlier protest in at Met Life's New York City headquarters resulted in no action by the company, said TheirTurn member Donny Moss. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

Election Sloganeering

April 23, 2017

November seems like a long way off, but is it possible to at least hear more substantive ideas instead of recycling campaign rhetoric? Presenting a litany of a city's or state's problems (and virtues) without offering any real solutions, improvements or original ideas is somewhat embarrassing. "Keep our schools great." What does that mean?

"We need to keep taxes ...

Join Us to Celebrate the 11th Anniversary of Summit’s Earth Day Clean-Up

April 17, 2017

Did you know that steel is the “traditional” 11-year anniversary gift? Back in 2005, when I was first appointed to the Summit Environmental Commission, we did not have an annual Earth Day Celebration, and you could easily find tons of steel, glass, aluminum and other debris littering open spaces in Summit. Soon after, I proposed the goal of creating an annual event for individuals and ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, April 26, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post, #433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Sale

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Other

Thu, April 27, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post, #433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Sale

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Other

Carousel_image_879646da85e1fe1b56f5_23dbd133ba3325134d64_getting_down__gettin_up_workshop

Thu, April 27, 1:30 PM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Getting Down, Getting Up Workshop

Education Health & Wellness

Summit Police Blotter

April 24, 2017

04/12 - Conor T. Breen, 24, of Essex Fells was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Mr. Breen was released with a pending court date.

04/12  Christian Andujar, 33, of Newark was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Mr. Andujar was released with a pending court date.

04/13  Robert E. Ngiudjol, 26, of Newark was arrested for ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Selectivity is Key in Choosing Investments During Cautionary Period

April 26, 2017

Point View's Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on CNBC on investing amid the earnings reporting season:

video.cnbc.com

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and achieve their ...

Cancer Recovery Exercise Program Offered

Get back on track, revitalize and rebuild for a healthy you with Berkeley Heights YMCA’s Cancer Recovery Exercise Program.  This 6 week program offers a small group setting with exercise programs tailored to your specific needs as well providing a comfortable and supportive environment. Meet new friends and begin the journey to recovery!

Program is taught by Carol Michaels, the ...

Property Matters

Making Your Home More Green Can Put More Green in Your Wallet

As we reflect on Earth Day, it is the perfect time to consider ways to make your home more green.  Not only will you be helping the earth, but you just might help your wallet too. We emphasize helping our environment on Earth day, so why not start at home with some earth-friendly updates? Below are a few of my recommendations, they can help you save money and will also add to the value ...

Allocate, Rebalance, Reduce! A Primer for a Profitable Portfolio

The stock market often takes investors on a wild ride. As such, it is a good idea to be reminded of three basic principles in investing.  Asset allocation, rebalancing and lowering costs. Using these timeless principles to guide investment decisions will keep your portfolio on track and enhance returns over the long haul.

Asset Allocation

Set goals!  It is important to have a ...

Ain't That Grand?

Celebrate Mom with a Festive Feast as Grand as Its Location

The weather for this year’s Easter Buffet was amazing, and the staff at The Grand Summit Hotel is very appreciative to all of the guests who chose the Hotel to celebrate this most important holiday on the Christian calendar.

This year’s early Easter means for a longer break in between Easter and mom’s big day, meaning a trip back to the spectacular buffet is in the cards.

The Floor Plan

The Essential Flooring Primer

On its surface, sorting through all the choices available today and picking the right flooring option for the right space seems a bit daunting.

But, thanks to Cove Carpet One Floor & Home and its unparalleled selection and team of professionals, making the right choice is simple.

To get you started, here is a primer designed to get you on your way to making informed and beautiful floor ...

'Festival Latino': Strengthening Bonds and Creating Lasting Friendships

Summit High school held its third annual 'Festival Latino' on Friday, March 31. The event was hosted by Union Hispania, with the goal to not only entertain, but to strengthen bonds and create lasting friendships within the Latino Community of Summit and surrounding towns. The festival attracted about a hundred residents of Summit, Scotch plains, and Gillette.

The majority of the ...

Family Technology Night At Franklin Elementary

Students and their parents gathered in the Franklin School Library to participate in several fun tech projects at Family Technology Night.  Parents got to experience some activities that teachers may assign their students to do. Ms. Stochaj and Mrs. Rego (the hosts of this event) used Google Classroom to assign the students some challenges to do with their parents. “I think this event ...

Tip #4 - Best Text Picture Apps, Typography

These apps can be found under the Photo & Video Apps section of the App Store.

#1 Typorama (for iOS only). This app gives you the most functionality in one package.  Here are some tips for using the app:

Start with a high quality picture or use one from the provided library.  You can search through these images easily to find one that best suits your needs.
These ...

Good Egg Hunting

Here lies Dad In The Box.  He was a good egg.

 

I probably should have greater aspirations in life, but I suppose there are far worse ways to be remembered.   

 

Being a good egg an old fashioned, aw-shucks kind of way of saying someone is a kind-hearted person.  Maybe even honorable or generous.  At the very least, still within a likeable sell-by ...