Douglas Anthony Cooper tells the truth about the humane Society of the United States.
It requires going from having terrible and mean-spirited values to having decent and humane ones.
The humane Society of the United States opposed the Maryland ruling, calling it “misguided and overreaching.”
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.