We buy meat for ourselves that is humanely raised and butchered (when we can).
Fish in the Hudson, then humanely release the fish back into the wild.
Academically, he intended to be wise in Egyptology; humanely, simply one of the guards.
Augustus treated them humanely and left them to govern themselves though procurators were sent among them to collect tribute.
Her friend took care that they disposed of them humanely, keeping only one.
Bedlam seems, however, to have always been as well and as humanely conducted as the spirit of the times demanded.
They bound him hand and foot, but soon after humanely set him at liberty.
He said we had not sent another man to France who could write as humanely and as interestingly as you did.
Sir Ralph comes from the inner room and hastens between them, humanely concerned, but professionally elate and communicative.
Whittingham hastened to loosen his shirt-collar, and the policeman present humanely procured a glass of water.
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.