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Tom Hardy filming African wildlife poaching expose

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Jun 04, 2013 | 8:54am EDT

British actor Tom Hardy is shining a light on the horror of the poaching industry in Africa by exposing the harrowing practise in a new documentary series. The Dark Knight Rises star will travel to South Africa, Botswana and Tanzania to explore the poaching crisis and the affect it has on the community and wildlife. The animal-loving actor is fronting the project, titled Poaching Wars With Tom Hardy, for British broadcaster ITV through his Hardy, Son and Baker production company, and he is also acting as executive producer. Jo Clinton-Davis of ITV says, "The story of the impact of wildlife poaching in Africa is one that is important to tell now more than ever. Tom Hardy's palpable concern and commitment to shedding light on what is happening and what the answers might be allow him to bring this reality home in a way that we believe will resonate powerfully with our audience." Dean Baker, of Hardy, Son and Baker, adds, "Tom's goal is to bring the senseless slaughter of endangered wildlife in Africa, to the attention of the masses. This documentary is the first step of that process."

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