I guess another way to enter into this discussion is to address the rituals which places negotiations as an integral denominator in such relationships.
Anthropocentrism or humanocentrism is a perspectival concept (in a Nietzschean-meets-Viveiros de Castro construct of the term), which is generated from the negation of the animal and other non-human perspectives. Therefore, can we not look at the "social" and "cultural" bases for such relationships as embedded within a perspectival shift, that places landscape--i.e. environment--as a determining factor, whereby such societies are in constant negotiation as to how they define each other and the roles they play?
I do hope this adds a bit to the discussion.