Animal-rights activist Gary Yourofsky’s group ADAPTT may believe Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow, but apparently he doesn’t feel the same way about people. In a message sent out to animal rights e-mail lists yesterday, Yourofsky implored readers, “The American Red Cross engages in the terroristic, murderous and unscientific practice of vivisection… DO NOT SUPPORT the RED CROSS in any way until it refuses to torture, terrorize and murder animals in unscientific and unethical experiments.”

The Red Cross rose to the challenge of collecting blood to save the lives of those injured in the September 11 terror attacks on New York and Washington, and thousands of Americans lined up to help. But Yourofsky says it’s a scam for blood suckers: “The Red Cross is making out like bandits over the recent tragedy.”