humane humane  /hju ˈmeɪn/


  1. (adj) pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
  2. (adj) marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
  3. (adj) showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement


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  1. Voters are set to pass a proposition for the humane treatment of pigs and other farm animals.
  2. I think if you're dealing with a humane terminating manager and a humane HR person, their hearts are breaking too.
  3. Angrily, the humane societies took the issue to Congress, early this year got a bill through the House.


  1. Humane Society's Hoedown for Hounds

    The Humane Society of Ottawa County invites you to Hoedown for Hounds at 3 p.m. Saturday at Fort Firelands Family Campground, 5650 E. Harbor Rd.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Port Clinton News Herald

  2. Humane society needs help in cleanup

    WATERLOO --- The Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W. Airline Highway, is looking for volunteers to help with yard work in on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Volunteers should bring their own work gloves and tools. Refreshments will be provided.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

  3. Humane Society dog wash Saturday

    The Humane Society of Rowan County will hold its first dog wash fundraiser of the season this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the back entrance to Salisbury Mall. The organization has held dog washes for more than 30 years on the third Saturday of...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Salisbury Post


  1. The inmates "have not carried their burden of showing that the risk of pain from maladministration of a concededly humane lethal injection protocol, and the failure to adopt untried and untested alternatives, constitute cruel and unusual...
    on Apr 16, 2006 By: John Roberts Source: 940 News

  2. "It is hard not to be Polyanna-ish about Paul because he is such a manifestly good man, so humane and decent, and curiously void of ego," said director Richard Eyre, former artistic director of Britain's National Theatre. "All the pride he...
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Richard Eyre Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the ban was "a step forward for both food safety and the standards for humane treatment of animals."
    on Mar 14, 2009 By: Tom Vilsack Source: International Herald Tribune

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