Everyone is wondering what Jon Stewart will do when he hangs it up as host of The Daily Show on August 6. Career-wise, it’s still up in the air, but we now know that Stewart and his wife, Tracey McShane (both ardent animal rights advocates), have purchased a farm in Stewart’s home state of New Jersey with plans to turn it into an animal sanctuary for rescued farm animals. A press release from Farm Sanctuary, a nonprofit McShane is involved with, said earlier this month:
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.”
It’s unclear whether Stewart and his wife plan to retire to the farm full-time, or — more likely — keep it as a second home. McShane is currently publishing an animal rights book called Do Unto Animals for release in October, and Stewart himself has never shied away from his feelings on the topic, recently skewering Chris Christie for vetoing a bill that would improve the living conditions of pigs on pig farms.