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The Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas states that there won’t even be animals after the Ressurection:
Since the renewal of the world will be for man’s sake it follows that it should be conformed to the renewal of man. Now by being renewed man will pass from the state of corruption to incorruptibility and to a state of everlasting rest, wherefore it is written (1 Corinthians 15:53): “This corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality”; and consequently the world will be renewed in such a way as to throw off all corruption and remain for ever at rest. Therefore it will be impossible for anything to be the subject of that renewal, unless it be a subject of incorruption. Now such are the heavenly bodies, the elements, and man. For the heavenly bodies are by their very nature incorruptible both as to their whole and as to their part: the elements are corruptible as to their parts but incorruptible as a whole: while men are corruptible both in whole and in part, but this is on the part of their matter not on the part of their form, the rational soul to wit, which will remain incorrupt after the corruption of man. on the other hand, dumb animals, plants, and minerals, and all mixed bodies, are corruptible both in their whole and in their parts, both on the part of their matter which loses its form, and on the part of their form which does not remain actually; and thus they are in no way subjects of incorruption. Hence they will not remain in this renewal, but those things alone which we have mentioned above.
Clearly, theologians did not view animals as anything more than “mixed beings”; composites of the more basic matter. Now, obviously the view of there being four elements of earth, water, air, and fire, like the view that flies generated from the decay of meat, and the view that the heavenly bodies (sun, moon, stars) are made not of matter but pure light, etc, are quaint, and not good science, nor believed anymore.
BUT this passage is nevertheless telling. It provides evidence that the old theologians did not see animals as anything more than complex collections of inanimate matter, kept together by a fleeting mortal soul which was not conscious, merely the form that kept the matter together in an animal substance.
And that is similar to the view of those of us who believe animal death existed before the Fall and is not anything that should even be given special consideration:
The Universe is a seething sea of matter and energy, and sometimes they come together in more complex combinations, sometimes there are waves, but eventually they come crashing down onto the shore, and it doesn’t matter because nothing is actually destroyed, the basic matter is still there, and goes off to form other combinations. It is all good.
I may feel “grief” when my favorite vase breaks, but is that vase breaking a bad thing that would have not happened before the Fall? No, its just matter shifting from one form to another. Entropy is a good creation of God.
The passage above views even the human body as merely a collection of more basic matter, and says it will only remain because it is naturally united in that form and combination to something immortal and incorruptible: the human soul.