And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” – Genesis 1:24-25
All the animals that God created came from the same place as man, from the “earth”or the dust. It is no wonder that science sees such similarity. Our frame, both have the same designer, and the same original substance. Both animal and man have the same basic needs to survive, we need food and water, and we will with our bodies fight to survive.
The incredible thing that we can learn about God here is that He is sustainer of all creation. We know that He provides not only for people but also for the animals as well. These creatures, are “good” and useful for His creation, He was pleased with His creation of them.
Think of how many people love animals. We have stores devoted to selling “creeping things”, and animals. We have hospitals, and shelters – people to protect and adoption programs for animals too. People love their animals. These things were created the same day as mankind, and although they have countless similarities, and people often love them as their own children, animals are very different than us.
Mankind has dominion over animals, this is not a written consent to abuse animals, this is to say that people, are worth more than animals, have greater intellect, and should be the ones calling the shots. We rule over them because we are different. Both man and animals were created by God, but only man was created in the image of God, with the breath of God.
Too often animal lovers, or evolutionists can diminish how distinct and special we as humans are. Our legal systems will punish animal abusers quicker than someone who harms another person. “Science” will experiment with human life or embryos equating the life of child to that of a lab rat. Millions are murdered because of a Darwinian mindset, not holding a special value on all human life (Nazism). And we spend millions on medical care for felines when our fellow humans die due to malnourishment, lack of medicine and ignorance of the western world.
Animals are not to blame for an ignorant world, or science experiments. Though mankind was created the same day, personally never forget our vast differences. Serve God and mankind with your animals, not your animals with mankind.