Controversy surrounding a couple new movies has highlighted the plight of animals in the entertainment industry, particularly in film. Video footage came out showing the stars of the movie in Water for Elephants, who are elephants, being hurt and mistreated during training. Also, a number of websites have called for a boycott of the soon-to-be released movie Zookeeper, after Tweet, a giraffe, died shortly after acting in the movie. I live in the Los Angeles area, so the issue of animals in films is present in my mind, but this is likely not something that most people think about. However, animals are used in films every day and their experiences need to be closely monitored and considered by animal advocates.