Jon Stewart, the retired comedian has been a sincere animal lover for a long time.
Both he and his wife Tracey are animal lovers and they have pretty much molded their lives around animals. What started out as the adoption of two rescue pigs has not turned into much more.
They soon adopted four dogs, two guinea pigs, three rabbits, two fish and they treat their animals as their own children.
Jon’s wife is also an author of the book Do Unto Animals. The couple’s love for animals made them take a pretty big step in their lives.
Back in 2015, when Jon decided to retire from the show, they turned their 12-acre farm situated at their home into a full-on Farm Sanctuary in order to accommodate abused animals of all kinds.
Farm Sanctuary is an advocacy group that cares for mistreated animals. They have three properties across the United States and thanks to Stewart family, they got their fourth property.
Tracey said, “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 went on to add, “It’s one of those things like where after you give birth you forget about the pain. So right now I’m feeling really good and positive.”
The farm is now called Hockhockson Farm.
Tracey further said, “As animal lovers, we can always do and be more for those who depend on us. When we make changes in our lives—whether big or small—that move us toward seeking compassion for others, we are moving in the right direction.”
Watch the couple’s interview below to know more:
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