The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep inside the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world, as common household pets. Here members of the Youth Activism class explain the synopsis of this inspiring film.
The film titled “The Elephant in the Living Room” by Michael Webber addresses the idea of raising potentially vicious animals, such as large cats or venomous snakes, in a manner similar to dogs or other typical household pets. The film uses expert opinion, including one of the major characters, Tim Harrison, to describe the perilous situations specialty officers have to take in order contain runaway animals and indicate the dangers normal people are in. Another important idea from the film illustrates that, although the animals can kill and maim humans, they can be truly wonderful and friendly creatures. The lack of a law preventing wild animals being kept is essential information because it helps to show the controversy and different views on having wild animals in public places.The information found in film reinforce the value of proper education and laws on exotic pets, as being ignorant will endanger many.
“Beware the ends of the earth and the exotic: the drama is on your doorstep wherever the slums; are, wherever there is malnutrition, wherever there is exploitation and cruelty(John Grierson).”
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The film titled “ The Elephant in the Living Room” by Michael Webber examines the idea of people in the U.S keeping exotic animals as household pets. The film uses examples to explain the pros and cons of keeping some of the most dangerous animals in the world as common house pets. Another important idea from the film discusses the incident in which one of Terry Brumfield lions was found attacking cars on the highway. This shocking turn of events is a powerful example of how an animal you thought you knew could turn on you and put others lives at risk. The details emphasize the need for limits when it comes to what kind of pets you can keep.
- Abaci Nail Wild