Humans can be accused of harming animals at will. But we don't legitimately consider that moral behavior.
In industries where concern for the welfare of animals is most often ethically questioned, those animals are already given the benefit of life itself only because of the industry that abuses them. And then we are still concerned with taking care of them. As occasionally gets pointed out, evolutionarily, the best thing a species can do for its overall health is to be tasty to humans and not too easy to catch in the wild.
It is that last part where we do the most damage -- we compete with animals as if that competition were fair, knowing that it simply is not. We take their land because they have no way of fighting back. We exact total revenge for the minimal damage they inflict on us and our property. Even this is questioned by many standards that have standing in international laws in terms of human and corporate ethics. So again, the notion we do not consider animals when we make our decisions is not normative for any ethics we actually use.
Would it be reasonable to assume that a superior species, artificial or natural, should not feel obligated to go out of its way to preserve us? Yes. It is within the standards of human ethics already. We are encouraged to compete with other groups of humans, at the risk of their destruction, when we find that necessary, and we extend that onto other species. There are very few humans whose ethics render war impossible, or obligate them to save every other human whenever possible. We have homeless people, and that does not present us with a daily ethical torture.
So I think this is not really so much of an issue. We should not expect to be treated better by a superior species than we treat one another. But as noted, extreme levels of inequality gall us, even when the victims are not human. We avoid eradicating species, or making life pointlessly dangerous or painful for animals, whether or not we own them. We feel bad about deer stepping on our land mines or dying from the chlorine in our swimming pools. So we can expect them not to eliminate us, or directly cause us pointless pain. But if we are in their way, they are not obligated to keep us alive -- just like other nationalities of humans, or other species we dominate.