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Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks Out Against Poaching

The Great Gatsby actor is speaking out against animal trafficking and is slated to produce a movie based on the subject.

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio took to his Facebook page October 3, calling for an end to poaching. “Poaching is rampant throughout Africa—all for elephant ivory products that nobody needs. If we can’t stop the illegal ivory trade … elephants will continue to be killed at alarming rates,” wrote DiCaprio. The star of the upcoming film The Great Gatsby also shared a link to the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s website, where an article by the nonprofit provides further details on the militarization of traffickers and the ivory trade in China. DiCaprio is slated to produce an anti-poaching movie with friend, Gatsby co-star, and vegan Toby Maguire, as well as former Inception co-star Tom Hardy. The movie will address the ground war poachers in Aftrica, and cover the topic of animals used for fashion.

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