However many Christians would also argue that we are Stewards of God’s creation:This means we are managers on God’s behalf of His world. In Genesis Adam was put into Eden to “work it and take care of it”, that is, to develop it and to make sure it is well looked after. When The Lord’s Prayer says ‘Thy Kingdom come’ it is seeking God’s will to be done here on earth as it is in heaven – that is the job of the steward, to implement the boss’s purposes. Furthermore the Bible shows that God made his covenant with animals as well as human beings in the story of Noah; Human and non-human animals have the same origin in God; The Garden of Eden myth, in which human beings live in peace and harmony with animals, demonstrates God's ideal world, and the state of affairs that human beings should work towards; Animals are weak compared to us - Christ tells us to be kind to them because Jesus told human beings to be kind to the weak and helpless; and finally, in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus refers to the way God cares for the birds and the flowers as examples of ‘how much more’ He cares for us.
Which of these views do you find the more convincing?