People who like animals more than people worry me. Animals are great, there is no doubt about that, they seldom let you down, are generally good spirited folks, are cute and cuddly, or stoic and watchful. Can't say enough about them, they really are great. But they don't speak. They don't have the ability to communicate with us on an equal level. They are easily controlled.
People on the other hand present endless challenges, and infinite possibilities. It's work maintaining a relationship with other people, and the work includes far more giving and compromise than a relationship with an animal. It's easy to be in control when dealing with a dog, or a cat, not so much with another person.
Whenever I watch YouTube videos about animal rescues I can't help focusing on the people doing the rescuing rather than the animals being rescued. The people are the real heroes, and I find myself drawn to them, and find that they are more inspiring than the people who have abused and neglected the animals who need rescue are repulsive.
I guess I'm just proud to be part of the human race.