It's easy to love a cute puppy, or to feel bad for a bear.
For Westerners, and others, there's a cultural subset of species that are dishonored for various reasons: flies, roaches, snakes, and spiders for example.
Indeed, many carry diseases and others are just pests, but all are critters with lives.
It's a bit like people, actually.
We want to try to love each and everyone, and especially those who are annoying and even dangerous.
They need love the most.