The national sport of bull-fighting is conducted as humanely as possible, for the Portuguese are lovers of animals.
They also use terriers to humanely dispatch the cubs.
To humanely kill the lobster, lay it on a cutting board or counter.
Without controlled culling, the majority of the fox population would be killed, probably less humanely by poisoning, snaring or shooting.
Provided he left the tax-gatherer alone, the governor might squeeze what he could out of the people, while on the other hand, if he were humanely disposed, it was dangerous for him to remonstrate.