God gives us many gifts and today we find out that animals are one of them. On the fifth and sixth day of creation God created animals of every kind. Genesis 1:20-25:
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
He created them and then He created man to have dominion over them. Buy having dominion over them does not give us the right to abuse or control them, it just means that God placed us as ruler over the animal kingdom.
Tomorrow we’ll learn about Plants.