Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy.
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08/29/2012 at 10:00 AM EDT
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is collaborating with Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy to bring the issue of poaching to the big screen. Described as an animal-trafficking drama, the Warner Bros. film is set to take viewers from the war on poachers in Africa to the fashion world of Paris. There's no word on whether the leading men, who are set to the produce, will put their acting chops to use for the project.
– The Hollywood Reporter
A Butterball factory farm worker in North Carolina pleaded guilty Tuesday to felonious cruelty to animals after he was caught on camera abusing turkeys. Five other employees are facing charges after a Mercy for Animals activist went undercover for three weeks and filmed workers kicking and stomping on the animals.
– ABC News
Tell this to pit bull-owner
Josh Hutcherson: Experts argue that the breed doesn't exist in purebred form. After Maryland's high court tweaked a ruling that declared both mixed and pure pit bulls dangerous (the revision made the decision apply only to purebreds), some specialists are saying that pit bull is actually an umbrella term for a group of dogs with similar traits.
As Hurricane Isaac makes landfall over the Gulf Coast, 181 dogs and cats made their ways to shelters in Dallas and McKinney, Texas, on Tuesday. The pets, which have been put up for adoption, come from two rescues in Louisiana and Mississippi.
–Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Stray dogs killed four kangaroos and injured another at a Bosnian zoo after the canines slipped into their enclosure early Wednesday morning. The fifth kangaroo, which is now the zoo's only remaining animal of the kind, is currently recovering.