Alas, no, it doesn't answer my question...at least not enough. If the animals are tied to humans it's because God made it that way, because being all-powerful means he could simply have them NOT be tied to humans if he wished it. Which means God wanted all those animals to die, and die horribly. I just can't understand how a good, loving, caring God could do that!
You keep bringing this back around to the evil humans are guilty of...but I'm not disputing that humans are evil in many ways. That's not the issue here. The issue is how a good, loving God could possibly be so cruel and callous to innocent animals. He has the power to have punished humans without harming a single animal, yet he chose to slaughter the animals just as brutally as he did the humans. It's not right.
I really don't think this is something we can ignore. It's as bad as if God killed innocent children, or made innocent people suffer the fate of their abusers. It's not right, I feel it to the very core of my being...and yet God did kill all those animals for no reason I can find in the Bible.
I know God has forgiven us through the blood of Jesus Christ...but I honestly don't know if I can forgive him. I never drowned billions of animals, and would never think of doing such a thing.
How do we know God is good? Is it possible he is actually evil?