This is as close to my view as I have read in this thread.
I place the value of human life far above that of any animal. I have three dogs. I am responsible for their care, and I meet that responsibility. Lots of people view animals as disposable, I don't. However, lots of people view children as disposable too.
We have dominion over the animals. At least that is how I view it. With that comes responsibility too. Sadly, many people do not measure up to the responsibility they have been entrusted with.