Jon Stewart’s farm sanctuary purchase may make you wonder what the Daily Show funny man is thinking. Instead of finding a new job, it sounds like his career is going to the dogs… and cats, pigs, cows, and other rescued farm animals.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, George Lucas once asked directly if Stephen Colbert would take over the Daily Show, and you might find his response fairly interesting.
The announcement of Jon Stewart’s farm came from animal advocacy group Farm Sanctuary, who made the announcement in comedic fashion by saying that Stewart and his wife, Tracey McShane, were having a boy.
“The Stewarts’ efforts to spread compassion for farm animals don’t stop there. The couple recently bought a farm in New Jersey with the intention of providing a home for farm animals rescued from cruelty, and in November, Tracey purchased Adopt a Farm Animal sponsorships for all of their Thanksgiving guests. Even their children are living the Farm Sanctuary life, with Tracey noting that ‘promises of animal shelter visits in exchange for completed homework are the norm in the Stewart household.’
According to Jon Stewart’s wife, “the joy of interacting with animals as friends instead of using them for human consumption is life-changing. A trip to Farm Sanctuary should be on everyone’s to-do list, but you can also bring a little bit of sanctuary home when you sponsor an animal through the Adopt a Farm Animal Program.”
The Stewart family is practically a farm already since, in addition to their two kids, they have pigs, hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, dogs, rabbits and even a parrot (who probably has memorized at least one good joke). Farm Sanctuary spokesperson Meredith Turner wouldn’t explain the long term plans for Jon Stewart’s farm, but she did provide support for the idea.
“We are ecstatic that there are people in the world like Jon and Tracey who care about the plight of factory farmed animals,” she told the Huffington Post. “We encourage others to join them in support of Farm Sanctuary’s efforts to rescue, provide shelter, and advocacy for these beautiful individuals.”
In the past, “Farmer Jon” has explained that he intended on continuing to do standup comedy in addition to books and films. He also explained why he quit the Daily Show.
“It’s not like I thought the show wasn’t working any more, or that I didn’t know how to do it. It was more, ‘Yup, it’s working. But I’m not getting the same satisfaction,'” he said. “These things are cyclical. You have moments of dissatisfaction, and then you come out of it and it’s OK. But the cycles become longer and maybe more entrenched, and that’s when you realise, ‘OK, I’m on the back side of it now.'”
What do you think about Jon Stewart’s farm plans?