The Conservation Game follows the story of Tim Harrison, an Ohio cop who stumbles upon a bombshell discovery while undercover at an exotic animal auction. He starts to suspect that America’s top television celebrity conservationists may be secretly connected to the exotic pet trade. As his investigation leads deeper into the secret world of the big cat trade, Tim and his team take their fight to the halls of Congress, pressing lawmakers to pass federal legislation that would end the private breeding and exploitation of these endangered animals. But when opposition comes from an unexpected source, Tim is forced to face the demons of his own past, while wrestling with the consequences of exposing his childhood hero.
The Elephant in the Living Room examines the culture of raising the world’s most dangerous animals as household pets throughout the United States. Set against the backdrop of a heated national debate, the film chronicles the extraordinary story of two men at the heart of the issue: Tim Harrison, an Ohio police officer whose friend was killed by an exotic pet; and Terry Brumfield, a man who struggles to raise two African lions as his own family. In the first of many unexpected twists, the lives of these two men collide when Terry’s male lion escapes its pen and is found attacking cars on a nearby highway.