The Inhumane Society is an organization in the town Stain'd-by-the-Sea. It was formed when there was a fierce argument over whether or not they should build a statue commending Colonel Colophon's effort in the war. A few citizens started to get angry that no one had thought what would happen to the Farnsworth Pulpeater Moths; which were living in the tree that was to be uprooted for the statue.

Years later, Hangfire led the organization to try to destroy the town. Lemony Snicket, having experienced them firsthand, later recounted some of their attempts to do so in his series All the Wrong Questions.

Known members

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Blackmailed members:


  • The name might be a play on the Humane Society, an organization that helps animals.