The former 'The Daily Show' host, Jon Stewart, is taking advantage of his free time by transforming his 12-acre farm in Middletown, New Jersey, into a haven for abused animals.
Many people want to do everything they can to help animals, but not all of them have the power to do so. Luckily, Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey, are doing it for us.
Stewart's New Life in the Farm after Stepping Away from the Spotlight
The farm is home to sheep, cows, turkeys, chickens, goats, and pigs, among other animals.
Tracey told a press release:
"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."
Jon's Wife, Tracey, is an Author and Animal Rights Activist
According to Tracey, as an animal advocate, their decision to transform their farm into a proper sanctuary feels like taking animal care to the next level.
In her newly released animal welfare book, "Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better," she emphasizes her family's personal values and love for animals.
"Farm Sanctuary" is a group that advocates against the factory farming industry and it cares for abused animals.
The advocacy group has three other animal safe havens in the US, and Jon's New Jersey farm is the fourth one.
The Couple Has Owned the Farm Since 2013
The farm is located 50 miles outside New York City and is set to welcome animals in need.
In an interview with the New York Times, Tracey said:
"If everyone did a bit more if they fell in love a little bit more, so much could happen."
"It doesn't have to be going vegan. You can advocate for them. you can show tenderness. You can play music for them."
"I really hope people can connect with animals the way most of us did as children."
At the time of the interview, Jon and Tracey already had two pigs, four dogs, three rabbits, two guinea pigs, two fish, and a bird on their farm.
Tracey also runs the family's farm Instagram account, @dountoanimals, where she shares a bunch of adorable pictures.
Follow this Instagram account to keep updated on Jon's and Tracey's endeavors.
Tracey's Book, "Do Unto Animals," is Available in Book Stores, Amazon
Let's spare some time and read up how to take care of our animals.
Included in the book are instructions on how to interact with a cow as well as a recipe for homemade garlic spray, "a humane way to deal with unwanted insects."