Jon Stewart left The Daily Show in August and since then we haven’t heard much about him, but today we found out he has something remarkable up his sleeve. Stewart and his wife, Tracey, are converting their New Jersey farm into a sanctuary for abused factory farm animals.
“It’s a dream come true,” Tracey told New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l about her husband’s retirement. “It’s been incredible. What’s he’s been saying is now he gets to paint with a full palette. He’s feeling like he’s getting to do a lot of the things that he wasn’t able to do. He’s learning to play drums, he’s picking up the kids from school, we get to go out for lunch together.”
And he’s saving animals!
The couple announced their sanctuary plans at Farm Sanctuary’s gala this past weekend. Farm Sanctuary is an animal advocacy group and the Stewarts’ farm will be the group’s fourth sanctuary in the U.S. Tracey will also be joining the group’s board of directors.
“We’re getting married. Farm Sanctuary and us, we’re getting married,” Tracey told the crowd at the gala.
The farm already has two residents: Anna and Maybelle. The rescued pigs have their own Facebook page, The Daily Squeal, where you can follow their adventures on the farm.
Our own animal expert, Clark Kent, approves.