In Reference to the Article: God's Love For Animals
We may not be equal to animals any more than they are equal to one another, but God created us all as living souls, as the Hebrew of Genesis 1 and 2 tells us.
These chapters also teach us that animals were to be our companions and that we were only to eat plant foods, which excludes all hunting.
If you really believe that animal cruelty is wrong, then switch to a plant based diet, for all food animals suffer greatly.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary