Being humane or just a human being, either way the human evolution cursed a doom to the entire earth including those first inhabitants-the animals. We refuse to believe that they feel emotional hurting, loss, grief or psychological torment from being beaten. And just because they cannot protest using language that we understand we discard them, believing they can feel nothing, and treat them as low as that. Scientific proof has shown thru behavioral and observational sessions with all animals that they r beyond what we think they. Research has shown they think and feel just like any other creature and in fact, some animals have connections far deeper than human beings such as intricate family social structures like those seen in a pod of orcas or a herd of elephants.
When Elephants Weep sums up within the title when an Asian elephant was seen to shed actual tears thru an emotional loss of her calf, she carried the carcass for many days before she left it. A few months on and it was noted that she returned to collect the bones of her baby and bury them in an elephant graveyard where her family inc the grandmother and aunts were there to bid a final farewell, a ceremonial tradition similar to that of a human funeral, after all we do have the DNA which began in such animals we disregard today, unfortunately we evolved a brain that learnt how to hate and kill, our own kind and the animals as well.