The veterinary students at the University of Pennsylvania certainly are going Hollywood these days.
Months after it was revealed that a new “Penn Vet” reality show will feature the students and their work at West Philly’s Ryan Hospital, comes news that they’ll also be cooperating with comedian Jon Stewart and wife, Tracey, as they start an animal sanctuary in Monmouth County, N.J.
The Asbury Park Press reports that Penn students will join students from Rutgers’ Cook College to study animals at the sanctuary. The Stewarts want the sanctuary to become an “agricultural education center” that offers tours to the public.
“I do think of the farm as the perfect classroom,” Tracey Stewart told the Monmouth County Board of Agriculture on Tuesday night. “The goal of the farm is to get kids to be excited and to see where food is coming from.”
The board delayed final approval of the Stewarts’ proposal, the Press reported. Further details about Penn’s involvement were not immediately available.
Jon Stewart, of course, retired from a long stint as host of The Daily Show last year. The couple announced in October that their New Jersey farm would become the fourth location for the Farm Sanctuary, an organization hat cares for animals “rescued” from traditional farms while promoting vegan living.
The farm updates its activities at The Daily Squeal Facebook page.