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humane (adj) kindly and considerate.

When you are humane you are kind towards others. You are humane when you make sure that you donít cause avoidable suffering to others or any creature for that matter. Humane killing of animals is killing them, causing as little suffering to them as possible.

  • The UN has passed laws demanding the humane treatment of prisoners of war, and insists that warring nations cause as little suffering as possible to them. But most often these laws are violated.
  • Laws requiring humane transport of animals causing them the least suffering are totally disregarded, as the violation of the laws is not punished.
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