Humane Slaughter Association, remove the word 'Humane' from your title.

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I want the 'Humane Slaughter Association' to remove the word 'Humane' from their title as there is no such thing as humane slaughter. They are portraying themselves with a paradoxical name and are perpetuating a lie that convinces people that killing can be done in a kind or non violent way which it cannot.

If the definition of humane can no longer legally apply to dairy farming according to the ASA, then surely it cannot apply to killing a healthy sentient being who wants to live?

From the 'Humane Slaughter Association' website: "It is the only UK charity concerned exclusively in promoting the humane treatment of all food animals worldwide, including cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, fish and minority species such as deer, in markets, during transport, at slaughter."

Here are some dictionary definitions of the word 'slaughter':

Oxford Dictionary:
slaughter - VERB
Kill (people or animals) in a cruel or violent way, typically in large numbers.
‘innocent civilians are being slaughtered’
Example - informal Defeat (an opponent) thoroughly.

Collins Dictionary:
the savage killing of a person 
the indiscriminate or brutal killing of large numbers of people, as in war; massacre
to kill in a brutal manner
to kill indiscriminately or in large numbers
to defeat resoundingly

Cambridge Dictionary:
the killing of many people cruelly and unfairly, especially in a war:
Hardly anyone in the town escaped the slaughter when the rebels were defeated.
to cruelly and unfairly kill a lot of people:
Thousands of people were slaughtered in the civil war.

Here are some dictionary definitions of the word 'humane':

Oxford Dictionary:
'humane' - Adjective
Having or showing compassion or benevolence.
Synonyms: compassionate, kind, kindly, kind-hearted, considerate, understanding, sympathetic, tolerant, civilized, good, good-natured, gentle;
Formal: (of a branch of learning) intended to have a civilizing effect on people.
"the humane education of literary study"

Cambridge Dictionary:
Showing kindness, care, and sympathy towards others, especially those who are suffering. 

Collins Dictionary:
Humane people act in a kind, sympathetic way towards other people and animals, and try to do them as little harm as possible.
In the mid-nineteenth century, Dorothea Dix began to campaign for humane treatment of the mentally ill.
Humane values and societies encourage people to act in a kind and sympathetic way towards others, even towards people they do not agree with or like.
Having what are considered the best qualities of human beings; kind, tender, merciful, sympathetic, civilizing; humanizing 

Here are some examples of paradoxical statements like 'Humane Slaughter Association':

•         You can save money by spending it.
•         I know one thing; that I know nothing.
•         Deep down, you're really shallow.
•         “Men work together whether they work together or apart.” - Robert Frost
•         "What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young." - George Bernard Shaw
•         "I can resist anything but temptation." - Oscar Wilde

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