1 John 4:19 (RSV)
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

We love because he [God] first loved us.

We are made in the image of God's love; therefore, we are called to reflect God's love onto all Creation!

We are made in God's image of love. God loved us first and loves us always! By showing love to all of God's Creation we are reflecting God's love in us.