An anthropocentric view on life is the norm in some circles. You know — humans are the crown of creation, etc., etc.
Well, yes, surely there is a lot to be said for humans. But there is also a lot more that one wishes could be said.
Fortunately, animals fill in a lot of those human gaps. Just talk to people about their pets, and see how their faces light up. See how humans interact with their animals, and the joy that it adds to their world — and ours. It is nothing short of astounding. (And when you get the chance, why don’t you ask those animals what they think about anthropocentrism.)