Jon Stewart and wife launch animal rescue, join Farm Sanctuary

Tracey McShane and Jon Stewart attend the Bank of America and Food & Wine with The Cinema Society screening of "A Place at the Table" at Museum of Modern Art on February 27, 2013 in New York City.

In August, Jon Stewart announced he was taking his comments from the television to the farm, with plans to open an animal sanctuary for farm rescues. The dreams of Stewart and his wife, Tracey McShane, have come to fruition, and the couple has successfully turned their 12-acre Middletown, New Jersey farm into a Farm Sanctuary animal rescue.

McShane, a Philly native, runs a vegan lifestyle magazine called Moomah Magazine. On the magazine’s Facebook page, she wrote, “Somebody pinch me! Last night I was able to announce that our farm will become part of Farm Sanctuary.”

Stewart and McShane’s rescue facility will be the fourth for Farm Sanctuary, which operates other rescue centers in California and New York. The opening date for Stewart’s New Jersey location has yet to be announced, but it will eventually be open for tours.

Stewart and his family, which includes the couple's two children, are well known animal advocates. Along with the recent Farm Sanctuary announcement, McShane also released a book in October called Do Unto Animals. The book aims to provide, “insight into the secret lives of animals and the kindest ways to live with and alongside them,” according to its description.

For his part, Stewart included animal-rights issues in his Daily Show segments, including a bit where he criticized Gov. Chris Christie for vetoing a bill that outlawed restrictive pig gestation crates. McShane told the New York Times her hubby recently became a vegetarian.

The family also cares for a variety of rescue animals including pigs, dogs and a parrot.