Somewhere along in time, Man formed semi-symbiotic relationships with selected species of plants and animals. Thereafter this cohabiting social structure was scaled up the world over.
As the process ran its course, other species were inevitably marginalized due to habitat loss, some driven almost to the brink of extinction.
It is interesting to note, the larger the physical size of an unincorporated specie and the closer it’s distance to the brink of extinction.
The long term trend tends towards mono-cultures and minification of species.
Man does not share the position at the top of the food chain well with others.