Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better

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The extra we all know concerning the animals in our international and the higher we take care of them, the higher our lives may be. Former veterinary technician and animal suggest Tracey Stewart is aware this larger than most—and she’s on a venture to alter how we engage with animals. via thousands of fascinating illustrations, a number of do-it-yourself tasks, and her funny, an expert voice, Stewart offers perception into the key lives of animals and the kindest how you can reside with and along them. At domestic, she indicates readers the right way to converse “dog-ese” and “cat-ese” and the way to “virtually undertake” an animal. within the yard, we know about construction bee homes, dealing properly with pesky moles, and inventive how you can bird-watch. And at the farm, Stewart teaches us what we will be able to do to assist all cattle lead a greater lifestyles (and finds pigs’ superpowers!). half useful advisor, half memoir of her lifestyles with animals, and half testomony to the ability of giving again, Do Unto Animals is a present for animal fanatics of all stripes.

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