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Do Unto Animals: The Book!

Do Unto Animals: The Book!

We're so excited to finally announce Tracey's first book: DO UNTO ANIMALS: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better. In addition to over 300 beautiful color illustrations by artist Lisel Ashlock, a portion of Tracey's proceeds from the book will be donated to Farm Sanctuary.


The more we know about the animals in our world and the better we care for them, the better our lives will be. Former veterinary technician and animal advocate Tracey Stewart understands this better than most—and she’s on a mission to change how we interact with animals. Through hundreds of charming illustrations, a few homemade projects, and her humorous, knowledgeable voice, Stewart provides insight into the secret lives of animals and the kindest ways to live with and alongside them.

At home, she shows readers how to speak “dog-ese” and “cat-ese” and how to “virtually adopt” an animal. In the backyard, learn about building bee houses, dealing nicely with pesky moles, and creative ways to bird-watch. And on the farm, Stewart teaches us what we can do to help all farm animals lead a better life (and reveals pigs’ superpowers!). Part practical guide, part memoir of her life with animals, and part testament to the power of giving back, Do Unto Animals is a gift for animal lovers of all stripes.


Tracey Stewart is the editor-in-chief of the website Moomah, which provides parents and kids with fun, easy, and effective ways to contribute to varying kinds of nonprofits. A passionate animal advocate and expert (she’s a former veterinary technician), she lives in New Jersey with her husband, Jon Stewart; two kids; four dogs; two pigs; one hamster; three rabbits; two guinea pigs; one parrot; and two fish—all rescues except for the kids.

a look at what people are saying:

“Do Unto Animals is delightful, entertaining, and hugely important. Tracey’s love for animals has led to a profound understanding of their world, and it becomes clear that the better we know this world, the better their lives will be. And this, in turn, will make our own lives more fulfilling. It is the perfect gift for all who love animals. And for those who should love them better.”
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace

“With humor and grace, this beautiful and inspiring book helps us to understand and appreciate animals and encourages us to treat them with compassion and respect . . . How we treat other animals is a reflection of who we are, and this wonderful book helps us to be kinder, better people.”
Gene Baur, co-founder and president, Farm Sanctuary

“This book is a dazzling confluence of art, heart, and animal welfare information. Informative, thought-provoking, and charming, Do Unto Animals is a gentle call to action for animal lovers of all ages that fully embodies Stewart’s vital message: If we all do a little better, a lot of good is possible.”
Susan Friedman, PhD,

“I love this book. Superbly illustrated, beautifully written, and with a profound message that everyone needs to hear. Do Unto Animals has an entertaining, instructional, and compassionate message about the animals with whom we live and share this planet. From dogs and cats to birds and horses (even earthworms and bees), the story of life and living together is skillfully woven into the finely illustrated tapestry of this missive. With lighthearted humor and heartfelt sincerity, Tracey Stewart tell it the way it is―or rather the way it should be―when it comes to our understanding and interactions with animals. Two paws up (or feet, hooves, or talons)!”
Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University


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Nancy Crowe said…

Congratulations on the new book.  I have always found the Moomah site to be very practical and nurshing.  I’m looking forward to Do Unto Animals.  Nancy

Cathleen OConnor said…

This wonderful book would be such an educational tool for teachers and libraries in schools.  Wish we could afford to have one for each student!  I am going to buy one and donate it to my local library.

Tara Carlson said…

Tracey Stewart is adorable! Looking forward to purchasing Stewart’s book ‘Do Unto Animals’ today at our area’s book store. I’m also an animal-advocate.  Three years ago, after learning how meat/dairy was mass produced in America, I went vegan. I was angry at myself for not being educated about the subject sooner. 

Anyway, I’ve been a fan of Jon Stewart’s, Tracey’s spouse, for years.  I now understand why Jon was looking forward to having dinner every night with Tracey (and their darling kids) after retiring from The Daily Show this year. Tracey is smart, witty, driven, and has a HUGE heart for the work she is doing for/with animals. Good for her!

Francine Patricia Chica said…

Tracey, I have given copies of your lovely book to friends of mine!  You are an amazing, heartfelt person and your genuine nature comes through 100-fold in your writing.  I am delighted by your refreshing point of view and how you share your personal journey in finding your life purpose for working with animals.  Your strength and courage is to be emulated and I am both awed and humbled by it.  Animals, in many cases are the forgotten souls and there is and monumental meaning in what you do for them!

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