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April 29, 2015

Jon Stewart purchases New Jersey farm for rescued animals

Jon Stewart will host his final Daily Show on August 6, and some are already speculating what the comedian and political satirist will do next. 

His first move may reflect his love of animals. Ecorazzi reports that Stewart recently purchased a farm in an unspecified section of New Jersey, which will serve as a sanctuary for animals rescued from cruelty. 

The Stewart family has already openly advocated for animal rights. USA Today reports that Stewart's wife Tracey will have her first book, "Do Unto Animals," published din October. Tracey Stewart, who used to be a veterinarian  technician, will dish on how to interact kindly with farm animals and pets in the publication. She also serves as editor-in-chief of the blog Moomah, which publishes articles on parenting and animal advocacy. 

The Stewart family, along with their two children, own four dogs, two pigs, two hamsters, three rabbits, two guinea pigs, one parrot, and two fish, all of whom are rescues. 

Jon Stewart interviewed Gene Bauer, an author and activist for animal rights, on The Daily Show earlier in April. In the interview, Stewart hints at some of his feelings towards eating meat and animal treatment, all mixed in with his comedic bite.