What's very fascinating and scary about the human-animal is that it's the only animal that can be inhumane.
A dog can't be an in-dog like creature; an elephant can't be in-elephant like; a bear, a cat, a mouse... They are just dogs, elephants, bears, cats and mice.
Humans can, somewhat uniquely, feel empathy and compassion across a much larger scale than any other animal. The lion does not struggle with guilt after killing a gazelle, yet a human can when killing (or buying) an animal to eat, or when witnessing something beautiful being destroyed unlike a butterfly even as its habitat disappears in front of it.
A caring, loving dog might feel the sorrow of its human but it won't weep over the news or ruminate about that time it scared a cat.
We are uniquely human in our ability to be humane.
And we are also uniquely inhumane.
If a dog was to attack a child, we might condemn it, we might put it down, we might label it aggressive, but we won't call it in-canine. It's just a dog.
However, if a human captures another human and abuses them, they are displaying being inhumane - non-humans.
Thus it seems to me that you have to be a human to also be able to be in-human(e).
Whether you agree, that's your choice, as it's your life.
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