Your assumptions are a mirror to your soul, not mine. In fact, you have just proven you don't know the meaning of "respectful."It's not virtue signaling, it's being a respectful human being. I'm assuming you're one of those people that tramples over stuff and ignores the 'do not go beyond this rope' signs that you see at parks and preserves. Absolute filth.
You made such ridiculous statements that I thought you were joking. So I responded politely with good-natured humor. Obviously, poking a little fun at your self-righteous web-image was just too much.
You said that when we photograph animals we are in their space. Now, I agree, disturbing a nest or habitat is bad for animals, and not the right thing to do. But your statement is so ludicrously broad, that I made a joke about it. Don't humans and animals sometimes occupy shared space? Don't some creatures, such as rats, invade "human" space? Maybe you had turtle nests in mind, but you just made a blanket statement. I joked about it, and you revealed your own hostilities.
Please find a good comedian and allow yourself to laugh!