“The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn from your law.” (Psalm 119:51).
While you humble yourself and abide by God’s eternal law of love, others will be arrogant and act without mercy toward you and toward the animals. They can claim all they want, but by their fruits their hearts are known (Matthew 7:16). They first mocked Jesus (Matthew 27:31) and Jesus said they would likewise mock you (John 15:18). Give them clear warning to repent, and know that God is with you (Isaiah 41:10).