Let me preface this by saying that I'm giving an opinion based on the context of the Bible, which you bring up as a source of information.
The two implications you gave are somewhat limited: an imposition of finite human views on a infinite spiritual being. Within the context of the Bible: portions of God's creation went extinct as an extended result of man's irresponsibility with what he had been given. Man had been given stewardship of the earth, but handed that authority over to God's opponent...sort of like global warming on the spiritual level.
I don't fully understand this statement: "who has created a species of higher primate (us) that are morally superior". We are morally superior to whom?
As for God being evil or callous, the New Testament reveals the fallacy of that statement.
Again, I am replying to the original post in the context of using the Bible as a source of information about God. I do not wish this thread to get derailed by "the Bible isn't true" or "God isn't real".
Edited: and I don't know why my posts keep ending up with different font sizes....
Edited by J. K., 19 September 2013 - 02:24 PM.