It looks like Jon Stewart already has another job lined up after he steps down as host of The Daily Show this summer: sanctuary owner.
It was announced just last week that the New Jersey native and his wife, Tracey, have recently bought a farm in New Jersey with the intention of providing a home for farm animals rescued from cruelty.
Stewart, has long been an animal-rights advocate, with that aspect of his political identity showing up in Daily Show segments such as when he skewered Chris Christie for his support of gestational pig crates and his take-down of elephant poachers in another segment a few months ago.
Tracey Stewart, the editor in chief of Moomah the Magazine, is an animal advocate and a vegan according to her bio. She also has a book due out in October called: Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better.
The “about the author” section for Stewart’s upcoming book describes her as a “a passionate animal advocate and expert (she’s a former veterinary technician), she lives on a farm 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.”
As first-time sanctuary owners, Tracey and Jon have a long (but exciting) road ahead of them! Friends of Animals manages Primarily Primates sanctuary in Texas, so we know first-hand how much work and effort goes into running a sanctuary dedicated to rescuing exploited animals. With more than 400 animals living at Primarily Primates, the staff and volunteers are constantly providing excellent food, fun enrichment activities and necessary medical procedures to all of the chimpanzees, lemurs, macaques and other species at the sanctuary.
All of the animals at Primarily Primates are also available for sponsorship! Starting at only $10 a month, you can help provide an animal of your choice with food and fun for a whole year. Want to learn more? Visit their website at PrimarilyPrimates.org