Some do-gooder council members would do anything to keep a kid from harming an elephant by riding it! Read the story. And some city staffers would to anything to slip language in an ordinance to save them from the kids.
Usually the do-gooders use the kids as the prop to convince us their proposed non-sense is good– "Do it for the kids!" This time the do-gooders said, "Do it for the poor elephants!"
This time some fought back and said, "Do it to the do-gooders!" The kids won one for a change instead of being used as a prop.
Elephant Herd feels much better now!