Imagine the animals are essentially stupid beasts. We might think they enjoy us but we really just catch them on their good side, we feed them and shoot the predator types.
Then imagine that we share with them a spark of divine love and the entire bio sphere changes to adapt to a complexity that couldn’t be there otherwise.
Humans, as advanced terrestrials that are really extra dimensional self awareness, could be the destroyers, the seeders, and the guardians of eco systems.
Maybe this is far fetched but I’ve seen stranger things.
Imagine that, the spark is free, it can be contained and passed eternally and the act stabilizes the multiverse by holding the relative aspects together.