If the god existed and was decent of character, suffering of all forms of life would not be an issue, as he would have protected ALL animals from having to suffer at ALL cost to his self!
That would be something worth the investment of worship!
If your god exists he is very very ill indeed and has no right to preach that others should strive to be perfect.
Religion is human-created bunk.
You make suffering your prime issue(complaint) with God.
If your prime issue is to relieve suffering, then you missed His Message.
In a battle between light and dark, good and evil, God and Godlessness, there is suffering and casualties.
In a sense you are making suffering your god, which is an idol between you and God. Although it is easier to accept the good from God, we often reject the hard time of our own struggle with darkness, evil, and godlessness.
You accept the carrot, and reject the stick.