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In Act II, Jon Stewart and wife will rescue farm animals #AnimalRescue #petadoption #adoptdontshop

In Act II, Jon Stewart and wife will rescue farm animals #AnimalRescue #petadoption #adoptdontshop

It's interesting how many comedians have gone to bat in a serious way for animals over the years. Bob Barker , Margaret Cho, Bill Maher, Betty White and Ricky Gervais are just some of the many funny people who think crummy treatment of animals is no laughing matter. It looks like Jon Stewart, soon-to-be-retired host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show ," (perhaps following in funnywoman Doris Day's legendary footsteps?) and will be opening an animal sanctuary in his home state of New Jersey. Long-time watchers of "The Daily Show" might not be surprised by this news — Stewart occasionally brought up animal rights on his show, doing funny-not-funny segments about them. Most recently, he took New Jersey governor Chris Christie to task for his stance on keeping pigs in gestation crates (see below). According to Farm Sanctuary , in announcing the news on its site : "The couple ...

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