Anna and Maybelle are only two of roughly a dozen additional animals living in the lap of luxury on the Stewarts’ farm 50 miles outside of New York City, “CBS This Morning” reported.
The former “Daily Show” host and his wife, who is a writer and animal advocate, have run Bufflehead Farm in New Jersey because 2013, according to The New York Times. In addition to Anna and Maybelle, they care for four dogs, three rabbits, two guinea pigs, two fish, and a bird.
And while that may seem like a full house (er, yard), the Stewarts are only getting started.
Jon and Tracey’s large, furry family is about to have even bigger.
On Oct. 24, 2015, the couple announced that their land will officially become a Farm Sanctuary.
Farm Sanctuary, an advocacy group that fights the factory farm business and cares for abused creatures, has three additional animal safe havens in the U.S.; the Stewarts’ New Jersey property will be its fourth largest.
Shortly cows, poultry, poultry, goats, turkeys, and (naturally) more pigs will be coming at Bufflehead Farm.
Tracey, with a recently released animal welfare book called “Do Unto Animals,” announced the big news in the nonprofit’s gala in nyc this past weekend.
“We’re getting married!” She informed the audience, according to a press release. “Farm Sanctuary and us, we are getting married.”
“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 in fact likely to be the New Jersey division of Farm Sanctuary. We’re going to build new advocates, new interested students, and new leaders with this very important motion. ” Tracey Stewart
Caring for rescued animals is quite the 180 out of Jon’s previous day job as host of “The Daily Show.”
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However, for Jon who called himself his spouse’s “wingman” during this second chapter and who has quietly slipped into eating a vegetarian diet farm lifestyle does not seem so bad … although he joked about overlooking the perks of TV stardom throughout his current Emmy speech.
“To everybody on television, I only want to inform you cling to it!” He joked on point last month after “The Daily Show” won Best Variety Talk Series in the award show.
“I’ve been off of television for six months, seven months, whatever it is. This is the first applause I’ve heard. It’s a barren wasteland out there.” He told the Emmy’s audience. “You get used to craft services. Out in the world, you will find tables with food but you can’t take it. It costs money, and very little of it is gluten free or vegetarian”
The comic, nevertheless, appears perfectly at peace in hog heaven, if you’ll right where he’s.
Though pig masseur and late night host might appear radically different, it seems that Jon is still doing what he does best in retirement: helping provide a voice to the people and creatures that deserve to be heard.
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