Jon Stewart and his wife opened an animal rescue farm
Did you know that Jon Stewart and his wonderful wife Tracey own a sanctuary for abused animals in New Jersey?
The Stewarts bought the property in New Jersey in 2013. However, they announced they’re going to turn it into an animal sanctuary two years later.
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Jon and Tracey are interested in helping any type of abused animals, but especially those who have been taken from factory farms.
The couple’s sanctuary is taking care of two pigs, four dogs, three rabbits, two guinea pigs, two fish, and a bird. Moreover, they are planning on adding many more animals who need care in their Bufflehead Farm, including cows, sheep, chicken, goats, turkeys, and pigs.
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Their amazing idea was inspired by Tracey’s unconditional love for animals.
She’s a proud vegan, and she also has a book dedicated to emphasizing humans’ understanding of animals, called “Do Unto Animals”. Through the book, Tracey wishes to help people see shelter animals are just as loving as those in pet stores.
“Many people purchase animals from pet stores on impulse or because they assume, incorrrectly, that shelter animals are “damaged goods”. This couldn’t be further from the truth.”
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In a press release, Tracey shares that they bought the farm in New Jersey intending to start an animal sanctuary of their own with an educational center. However, their farm turned out to be the Jersey’s branch of Farm Sanctuary.
The American comedian, and a former Daily Show host, now lives quite a calmer and more peaceful lifestyle on the Bufflehead Farm. Still, he admits that there are times he misses being in the spotlight. He shares it in the humorous speech he gave at the Emmys.
“I have been off of television for six weeks, seven weeks, whatever it is. This is the first applause I’ve heard. It is a barren wasteland out there. You get used to craft services. Out in the world, there are tables with food — but you can’t take it. It costs money, and very little of it is gluten-free or vegan.”