Why should people be punished for not appreciating certain life forms above the rest?
Some people just don’t feel an attraction for puppies, kittens, cats, dogs, fishes, amoebas, etc as most of the internet seems to.
I certainly wouldn’t expect them to go out of their way to help animals. I also don’t blame them if they seek to get rid of them. To them, they might as well be removing an ant from the premises.
Just because your culture prioritizes cute animals above other human beings does not give you free reign to disrespect the other cultures.
For me at least, if you treat all other humans with respect, you will receive mine.