Television news does that, they rush theough something that really gets your attention and is fresh and interesting, and then they drone on and on about something you already know, like how some of our elected representatives don't have a good grasp on the uses of money.
This - tada! - is the story: It seems that the keepers at the Berlin Zoo (Germany, not Ohio) have discovered that the elephants enjoy munching on Christmas trees. News film showed them enjoying their annual treat, tossing the merry pines in the air, tearing off and chowing down on branches.
Whatever, the elephants looked like they were having a great time, and I wished they'd shown more footage. But no, back to the anchors, who were smiling and agreeing that this was a charming story - and then one of the anchors had to read something that could only have been written by someone who had gotten a law degree through the mail slowly.
I think if they were going to add warnings, they should also have warned the public not to wear pine-scented colognes or sit in rooms that sprayed with holiday atmosphere before they go hang out with elephants. If a bored and hungry elephant can toss an 8-foot tree overhead because it likes the aroma, I wouldn't take any chances.
Oh, and our legal department suggests that I advise my readers to take appropriate precautions as well.