The popular TV Show Host, Jon Stewart, stepped down from the Daily Show this past April, to open a not for profit animal sanctuary on the families 12 acre land in Middletown, New Jersey.
Since 2013, the couple has been working meticulously and in just a few short months, Bufflehead Farm will become home for dozens of rescued cows, goats, turkeys, sheep, pigs and other animals that were once factory farmed.
For Jon’s wife Tracey, an avid animal activist, the project has been a dream in the making. “If everyone did a bit more, if they fell in love a little bit more, so much could happen,” she said. “It doesn’t have to be going vegan. You can advocate for them. You can show tenderness. You can play music for them. I really hope people can connect with animals the way most of us did as children.”
A former veterinary technician, Tracey has been tirelessly working to promote animal welfare issues, supporting organization such as Farm Sanctuary and now she has a place to call home, for as many as she can save.
Throughout the years on the Daily Show, Jon has also been a spokesperson for animal welfare once (1) devoting an entire comedy segment to the foolishness of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s refusal to sign a bill that would end the lifelong confinement of pigs in crates too small for them to turn around.
Currently, the Stewart’s have four pigs including two piglets, (Maybelle and Anna) who were rescued from the side of the road last year in Georgia, after falling out of a truck upon transport.
While the farm is still awaiting approval as a non profit, the Stewart’s are moving forward with their plans to bring in more animals in desperate need of rescue. A variety of animals including four sheep are set to arrive at the farm shortly.
The Stewart’s plan to eventually open Bufflehead Farm to the public in hopes to educate others about the importance of the sanctuary. “Our hope is to get a lot of school groups in,”.
by LJ Vanier