God commands the animals

And God said, “... to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. -- Genesis 1:29-30 (NKJV)

All animals were made good

Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. -- Genesis 1:31 (NKJV)

God cursed the serpent

“You are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field;

  • On your belly you shall go,
  • And you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
  • And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”

-- Genesis 3:14-15 (NKJV)