This is the nicest thing I can say about people:
If an animal dies in the wilderness, it falls to the ground and stays there. In no time at all, its body will be covered in insects. Other scavenging creatures will smell death somewhere, and follow that smell till they reach the fallen animal. They will then pick at whatever is left for them to pick at.
A human—if it is the right kind of human—will take their deceased animal friend someplace outside. They will dig a hole. They will place their animal friend in the hole. They will gaze down at the hole and sadly say good-bye. They will cover the hole with dirt. Depending on how long the human knew their animal friend, they will be unable to sleep for days or even weeks.