Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 3 years ago

Many animals eat other animals, and many human societies have also subsisted on animals, especially in areas with limited agriculture. Animal sacrifice is not killing for the sake of killing, as one should respect the animal, but killing so that those who are in need can have food. 

Plants are also living creatures and also belong to Allah! Many people interpret the Qur'an as indicating that all beings, whether animal, plant, or stone, have some level of awareness and their own means of glorifying Allah.