I see this scenario play out every so often on science fiction forums (and also this same mistake in the Fandy books):
*Wraith hater: “Wraith are animals while humans are not animals!”
*Well-meaning, but misguided Wraith defender: “Wraith are not animals!”
Humans, Wraith, and Iratus bugs are all animals.
Humans and Wraith are mammals/vertebrate animals while Iratus bugs are insects/invertebrate animals.
==We are all animals.==
And, we are all beautiful. ❤