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I sat down in the theater not knowing what to expect from "The Elephant in the Living Room." 103 minutes later I had felt anger, fear, sadness, compassion, happiness, and many other emotions I didn't anticipate feeling from a documentary film.

Not typically being a fan of documentaries for a number of reasons, I have nothing but good things to say about this film.

This film will encourage you to form your own opinion on dangerous animals being kept as pets and provides several different arguements from organizations, news reports, a doctor, police officers, normal people and more. It will move you to get involved.

Film Title

"The Elephant in the Living Room"


Michael Webber, 2010 award recipient of $25,000 Animal Content in Entertainment Grant from the Humane Society of the United States.


Tim Harrison, a former police officer, firefighter and paramedic who has decades of experience capturing dangerous escaped pets all over the United States.

Terry Brumfield, an animal lover who loves his bottle-fed lions more than himself.

Most Moving Scene

Without giving too much away, let's just say the end of the movie, in it's entirety, was the most moving for me. The credits were rolling and some of the best scenes were being shown! Yeah, that's pretty broad, but the last 15 minutes or so was just so moving that it brought tears to my eyes.

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The Elephant In The Living Room, Member twb1953

This was the most interesting and emotionally draining film that I have had the pleasure of attending in a very long time . The controversail issue of owning exotic animals in this country is a difficult topic to discuss , because of the amount of money that is generated from the sale of these animals . There is also big money to be made in the so called rescue of these animals , after all a cage is a cage no matter how big ie> in a zoo or a santurary , or someones own personal property ! The fact is that animals excape cages ! Catch 21 ! Who wins !

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