If the complex ecosystem were destroyed, something of value would be lost. Value should not be determined by the existence of sentient beings. Just because something of value is not being used by sentient beings does not mean that it does have value. The ability to harvest life, regardless of sentience, has inherent value. The complex structure of life in this non-sentient ecosystem gives its value. Lands such as these should be their interests considered because justifications will always be found for damaging ecosystems. There comes an issue when trying to figure out how humans would go about treating all non-sentient as many actions would now seem to be morally impermissible. The act of destroying any ecosystem would pose extreme issues for the deontologist.