1.treating people or animals in a way that is kind, not cruel [lo]
Humane people act in a kind, sympathetic way towards other people and animals, and try to do them as little harm as possible. [co]
1) a humane attitude
2) a humane killing
3) Animals are now raised in more humane conditions.
4) They asked for fair trials and humane treatment of prisoners.
5) The country is known for treating criminals in a humane way.
[lo] LONGMAN Advanced AMERICAN DICTIONARY
[co] Collins COBUILD English Dictionary