Philo of Alexandria, Clement of Alexandria, Ibn Ezra and Rashbam are among those who think that this humanitarian motive explains the prohibition. For modern support, see Menahem Haran, “Seething a Kid in its Mother’s Milk,” Journal of Semitic Studies (JSS) 30:23–35 (1979); H. Louis Ginsberg, The Israelian Heritage of Judaism (1982), p. 52, note 69; Umberto Cassuto, “A Kid in Milk,” Encyclopaedia Biblica 2:436–37 (1954) (in Hebrew).