God didn’t necessarily like the animals more than man. That wasn’t true. Sometimes he did. But, see… he’d given man gifts. Like reason and imagination. And what did man do with those things? Have wars and hold grudges. Animals had not been given such gifts, and they tended to eat one another and poop in the woods. But they were just following their nature. Man made wars and held grudges, and CLAIMED it was in their nature, and never stopped to wonder if he’d not been put upon Earth to reason and imagine. So yes, he liked the animals better.