Animal Extremist Lexicon: Humane


What’s in a Word?

Humane: Animal extremists use the term to describe their version of what constitutes humane treatment. In the animal extremist lexicon, humane refers to restrictions on the use of animals that are one step beyond what society already considers mainstream, i.e. used for food, fiber, fur, companionship, performance, etc. Anyone who opposes the extremists proposed incremental changes are “inhumane.”