Now Jon Stewart Can Add Farm Animal Savior to His Resume

Jon Stewart got a farm where farm animals can live in peace.

You guys… Jon Stewart just bought a farm in New Jersey. And he’s going to make it an animal sanctuary… Swoon.

EcoRazzi reports that Stewart “recently purchased a farm in New Jersey with the intention of providing a sanctuary for farm animals rescued from cruelty.”

According to EcoRazzi, this news comes as no surprise. In early April, the soon-to-be-retired Comedy Central “Daily Show” host interviewed Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. During the interview, the two discussed Baur’s book, “Living the Farm Sanctuary Life.”

The eco-positive news site also reports that Tracey Stewart, Jon Stewart’s wife, is a big-time farm animal activist. “She discovered Farm Sanctuary after reading ‘Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food,’ Baur’s 2008 account of the conception and evolution of the organization,” reports EcoRazzi.

At first, Stewart’s wife wanted to reach out to Baur to get stories for her book, “Do Unto Animals,” and Moomah, her magazine. However, over time, she got increasingly more involved in the organization and supporting farm animals.

Before the Stewarts decided to embrace the farm life, the eco-minded couple were involved in other bouts of farm animal activism, too:

  • Tracey is a vegan. In a press release, she said, “The joy of interacting with animals as friends instead of using them for human consumption is life-changing. A trip to Farm Sanctuary should be on everyone’s to-do list, but you can also bring a little bit of sanctuary home when you sponsor an animal through the Adopt a Farm Animal Program.”
  • Tracey gave Adopt a Farm Animal sponsorships to Thanksgiving guests.
  • The Stewart family takes regular trips to Farm Sanctuary.

And because of the couple’s work helping animals, Farm Sanctuary named two rescued sheep Jon and Tracey in their honor.

Do you have any animal rescue groups you support? Are there any farm animal rescue groups in your area?

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