|There is information in various media outlets showing circus elephants being used clean up in Joplin after the tornado disaster. Picadilly Circus made the initial offer to the city to use elephants for clean-up and it was declined.
Parks Director Chris Cotten appreciates everyone's efforts, but if people see this occurring, know that it is not condoned under the direction of the city.
[How could this not be a good idea? Elephants should feel more useful than balancing on a ball.--editor]