Some say that before humans can find salvation, we need to change our nature, become more spiritual. Do you think that the world would be a better place if lions, or sharks or butterflies changed their nature? Are they not perfect?
In many ways humans are very similar to the creatures around us. For example, ants herd aphids for milk and also plant seeds which they later harvest.
Like humans, animals sometimes kill other beasts or exploit other creatures….. they even cheat, steal and lie. For example, in sign language a monkey may falsely blame her daughter for something she herself did wrong; dolphins sometimes go on raids, stealing females from other tribes; some creatures pretend to be more venomous or bigger or stronger than they actually are, and so on.
And yet, there is an inherent (ever-shifting) balance, a kind of harmony in the natural kingdom.