Jon and Tracey Stewart bought a farm in New Jersey to house their own animals and have an educational center, but now, their farm is actually going to be a branch of the actual Farm Sanctuary, which houses abused animals.
Human beings are the only advocates animals have and thank God for people like Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey who have done something immense for these animals. The former Daily Show host and his wife, who is an animal advocate and an author run a farm 50 miles outside of New York City, where they have two pigs, four dogs, three rabbits, two guinea pigs, two fish, and a bird. The couple has been running Bufflehead Farm in New Jersey since 2013, according to The New York Times, and while the list of animals at the farm may seem like a long one, they're just getting started, reports CBS This Morning.
On October 24, 2015, the couple announced that their property will officially become a Farm Sanctuary. They are an advocacy group that fights the factory farm industry and takes care of abused animals. They already have three other safe havens in the U.S. The Stewarts' farm will be their fourth one. Soon enough, you can expect cows, sheep, chicken, goats, turkeys, and pigs to arrive at the Bufflehead Farm in New Jersey.
Jon claims he was never really into animals that much, but all of that changed when he met Tracey. She recently released a book that is all about animals and is a guide to understanding animals better. She announced the big news that Bufflehead Farm is going to be the fourth Farm Sanctuary at the nonprofit's gala in New York City this past weekend.
Sanghi ideology taking over the world. Vegetarian Jon Stewart to open animal sanctuary for farm animals. https://t.co/WUZLYeXkIr— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) October 27, 2015
"We're getting married!" she told the crowd, according to a press release. "Farm Sanctuary and us, we're getting married." That's one way of putting it! "We bought a farm in New Jersey with the intention of starting a farm sanctuary of our own with an educational center, but what I'm announcing tonight is that our farm is actually going to be the New Jersey branch of Farm Sanctuary. We're going to build new advocates, new curious learners, and new leaders for this very important movement," she added.
Tracey and Jon Stewart are expanding their animal rescue farm https://t.co/aNuKSjh8hi— Gene Baur (@genebaur) April 20, 2016
For Jon, caring for rescued animals is quite the job change from a show host, but he calls himself his wife's "wingman" and seems to have grown comfortable with embracing the vegetarian life. His wife is vegan and finds joy in knowing that her lifestyle harms no animals. Jon recently spoke about how farm life isn't so bad, but he did admit that he sometimes does miss the perks of TV stardom during his recent Emmy speech.
"To everybody on television, I just want to tell you — cling to it!" he joked on stage last month after "The Daily Show" won Best Variety Talk Series at the award show. "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," he told the audience. "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."
For their acts of selflessness, people had nothing to say but words of kindness. Arlene Ponto wrote: Thank you for all that you do for our 911 first responders and for our animals. You are an inspiration and a hero in our conflicted administration. Rhonda Francis Brown added: He just continues to make me like him more every day. His speech for the 9/11 first responders is one for the records, tears were shed when I listened to him fight for these hero’s lives. Now, I read this article and I’m like WOW, he fights for those who can’t fight for themselves! His heart is overflowing. God Bless him!