This animation was created to encourage thought on Earth Day and it really says a lot. How can we care about the environment if we don't care about humanity? I believe there is a strong correlation between the lack of respect for life and the lack of respect for our planet as a whole. If we don't think twice about destroying our own species, then why should we be expected not to destroy our planet with the same sense of dispassion?
I also must note that there is a difference between an environmentalist and a conservationist. An environmentalist flaps their lips, yet a conservationist works for harmony between humans and the environment. We need to care for our Earth but with the goal being that we are working to improve and protect the lives of humans. This kind of conservationist mentality should begin with respecting and protecting the lives of even the smallest, weakest and most vulnerable among us.
If we want to see respect in other aspects of our lives, such as in the care and protection of our planet, then we must first respect the value of human life from the moment of conception until natural death.