Elephant Walk at Texas A&M is an annual tradition where humans take a last stroll across the A&M campus before they graduate. This tradition began in 1926. For more information, look here.
Apparently, somebody at PETA heard about Elephant Walk and became alarmed. So PETA "fired off a letter to A&M President, Dr. Robert Gates". PETA is concerned about the dangers of allowing "the public to come into contact with elephants"!
I've long known that PETA is an alarmist organization prone to over-reaction, but this story takes the cake.
Here is PETA's letter.