Admit it, you cried just a little when Jon Stewart signed off from The Daily Show for the last time. It’s ok, we all did. So if you cried that night, get out the hankies, because what you’re about to hear is going to make you cry again.
Jon Stewart is one awesome human being.
On October 22, CBS This Morning did a segment on Jon Stewart’s life since leaving his Comedy Central gig. He and his wife Tracey recently bought a farm in New Jersey, about 50 miles from New York City. There they will be tending to animals that have been abused in factory farming operations. Tracey Stewart is a long-time animal rights activist. Her first book, “Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better,” has recently been released. Part memoir, part educational, the book tells how animals and our relationships with them make our lives better.
The couple was honored last Saturday evening at the Farm Sanctuary banquet. Stewart admitted that going from political commentator to animal rights advocate was a huge change for him. He told the crowd,
I’m a little uncomfortable. I’ve spent the last 20 years immersed in the world of Washington politics and the media landscape, so I don’t know how to deal necessarily with people who have empathy.
The Stewarts’ farm will become the fourth farm across the country in Farm Sanctuary’s network. The organization, which began in 1986, already runs two sanctuaries in California and one in New York.
There is no word yet on when the Stewarts’ farm will join the other properties in the Farm Sanctuary operation.
Here’s the video, via CBS News:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KKp-ciSfNw?rel=0]
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