Translation:He steers his animals toward their food.
oh god i still have SOOO much to go to get a good french ear.
After seeing your comment and listening to it a couple more times(15+) the R is DEFINITELY in there. The 'eu' sound resembles the 'a' sound so much to me and leur is spelled out so quickly that my brain just completely seemed to block out the 'r' and just went with 'la'. This is my hypothesis at least!
It is not a matter of things or persons.
"leurs" is always a possessive adjective, agreeing to a plural, masculine or feminine noun:
- leurs chaussures, leurs enfants (their)
"leur" can be the singular for of the latter:
- leur chaussure, leur enfant (their)
"leur" can also be a pronoun meaning "to them" everytime the verb is constructed with preposition "à":
- je leur donne un gâteau (I give them a cake or I give a cake to them)