The Elephant in the Living Room

Michael Webber20111:36:06

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.