EWTN Catholic Q&A
Protection for God's creatures & their habitat
Question from Dave on 09-11-2012:

What is the Church's position regarding unecessary destruction of God's creatures and their habitat?

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 09-15-2012:

Dear Dave,

The Church is against it because God appointed man to a good caretaker of the earth which people need for food and shelter. The mindless destruction or nature results in the mindless destruction of human beings.

Dr. Geraghty