Betty Boop is incensed when she sees the farmer next door whipping his defenseless dog. She chides him via song to "Be Human," but her plea only spurs him to punch his cow, beat his chicken and whip his horse. Betty calls Professor Grampy at the Animal Aid Society to come to the rescue. Grampy speeds over in his paddy wagon with a contraption that captures the farmer and holds him until Grampy can bring him back to his place. There, Grampy drops the farmer onto a treadmill in his basement. A mechanical arms whips the deserving brute as he tries to run away. Meanwhile, the treadmill powers Grampy's own farm, which has a variety of inventions designed to feed and pamper the animals.
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This short is controversial for its apparent endorsement of vigilante justice, and was pulled from televised reruns of the Betty Boop series at one point. See more
Be human! / Animals can cry. / Be human! / It's easy if you try.
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Bob Rothman
Sung twice by Betty at the beginning
Played occasionally in the score
Sung at the end by Betty, Grampy and the man See more