Rattler you know full well that Prairie dogs crop the vegetation around their burrows to create a clear line of sight for predators. Hardly call that destroying. But we people modify our habitat too.
The argument that animals do/do not feel pain is irrelevant in the end. We as human beings inflict pain on eachother, and know what we are doing. We know we feel pain and are traumatized about it. Hell, we say so. From simply saying hurtful petty things to someone else to all out warfare between groups, we as a people do cause pain. Much pain. And many do not care. Should we care if, say a criminal or terrorist is in pain? Or if civilians die in a conflict? The reviews and results are mixed. Some care some do not. Animals, especially ones that are'nt bright-eyed or furry haven't a chance.
ESPECIALLY if there is profit to be had.