A bull hellbent on self-preservation jumped his ride to a New York slaughterhouse — and the bull’s survival instincts so impressed onlookers that he got adopted instead of butchered. Nicknamed Frank Lee — for the famous prisoner who escaped from Alcatraz — the Angus bull found some pretty famous new parents (at least temporarily), one who just escaped from late night television, Jon Stewart. Farm Sanctuary, informed that the bull was at an animal care facility in Brooklyn.
Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey Stewart picked up Frank and brought him to their New Jersey farm to recuperate from his ordeal, according to CNN. Later the bull will go to live at the Watkins Glen animal sanctuary in Upstate New York. Getting Frank a new home is small potatoes for Farm Sanctuary, which rescues animals all the time. You can read an “Anatomy of a Rescue” which saw the organization rescue 170 animals from a “backyard butcher.” Though Jon Stewart has the more famous name, it’s his wife Tracey who’s the real animal hero and advocate. She’s the bestselling author of Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better.