Jon Stewart is going to have a little more free time on his hands now that he has left The Daily Show, and he's going to spend it for the greater good.
It's been reported that the longtime anchor and his wife Tracy McShane are planning on opening an animal farm for rescues!
The couple recently bought a farm in New Jersey to provide a home for farm animals rescued from cruelty, and are joining forces with the Farm Sanctuary!
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The 52-year-old and his wife already have quite the startup. Along with their two children, the family owns four dogs, two pigs, two hamsters, three rabbits, two guinea pigs, one parrot, and two fish — all are rescues!
McShane says that promising her children animal shelter visits in exchange for completed homework is "the norm in the Stewart household." She continues to explain how animal interaction positively affects her children:
"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."
We're glad the comedian is using his time for good. And we can already see the movie poster for We Bought a Farm!
Also, check out Stewart bidding an emotional farewell to longtime Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee (below!)
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]
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