We are masters of nature. It exists to serve our needs and we can do anything to it. Dominionism appeals to big business and governments.
Anthropocentrism is still deep rooted. For instance, Stephen Hawking says, “We are just an advanced breed of monkey. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.” Anthropocentrism is an attitude that dies hard, if at all. Animals watch out!
Reference: Stephen Hawking in The Black Hole War. Leonard Susskind. 2008:433.