If we are going to go into battle, I want my side to have the most effective and humane weapons available, in that order.
Douglas Anthony Cooper tells the truth about the humane Society of the United States.
Plus, with many of us aiming for a more organic, healthful lifestyle, it only makes sense to source a humane, eco-friendly turkey.
Linzey, says Scruton, may be a humane observer of animals, but he is no student of literature.
As for the day-to-day life of the horses, pro-ban veterinarians such as Holly Cheever describe it as “survivable, but not humane.”
She is becoming just, scrupulous, humane, and therefore she is doomed.
La Salle, as bold as he was humane, advanced alone to meet them, presenting the calumet.
But the power of that bad man was strong upon her, and directly the humane thrill left her bosom.
Josephine was really an amiable woman: she was so kind, so humane.
That seemed to be quite sufficient for that humane officer, for he ordered the interments to proceed.
mid-15c., variant of human (cf. german/germane, urban/urbane), used interchangeably with it until early 18c., by which time it had become a distinct word with sense of "having qualities befitting human beings." But inhuman still can be the opposite of humane. The Royal Humane Society (founded 1774) was originally to rescue drowning persons. Such societies had turned to animal care by late 19c.