Actually, we created this in the sense that we brought evil into the world through our original sin. Of course God creates all time and space, so unltimately it serve His purposes. We were made to become Love, and we can do so now, through and in Jesus Christ, each of us having this one second chance not to remain in what would have been a hell, had we not been granted death. Animals are part of nature and give their lives over to nature that it may grow, flourish and diversify. Whatever individual suffering they may experience, suffering and pain strictly not being synonymous, came as a consequence of our decision to place the self, other than God, Divine Love itself, at the centre of the garden that represents our relationship with all that is. The damage done at the beginning occurred where each individual now emerges as part of the eternal Now and therefore affects all time and space. We as the crown of creation, being the reason why this universe was brought into being, to know and glorify God, made our mark on all of it.
Something like that.