Are humans more important than animals? in General Discussion Posted January 31, 2019 On 1/25/2019 at 10:24 PM, Husky51 said: I don't understand your reasoning? Why would all the humans die? We are omniverous and would survive on vegetation if we had to, wouldn't we? Many people survive now as total Vegans... The environment 100% requires animals to function, at least on the level of something to support large mammals like us. Remember with all animals gone you'd have fun issues like absolutely no pollinators, nothing to help break down forest floor debris, mass amounts of algae strangling out the ocean while dinoflagelates make the whole thing toxic, and a million other reasons. Plants wouldn't die out entirely without animals, but most of them would, and the ones that didn't would be around mostly from fungi helping out.