Deuteronomy 10:14 (RSV)
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.

Everything belongs to God and we have been given the privilege and responsibility to take care of it. It is then, when we assume this role, that we embrace a lifestyle that accords with it: a compassionate, sustainable and just one.