Gatlinburg Tourists Issued Citation For Feeding Bear

Posted at 1:06 PM, Jul 11, 2016

A group of tourists were cited after a social media post showed them feeding a bear in Gatlinburg.  

Many people were outraged after a picture was posted to Facebook showing the group feeding a bear cub outside their rental cabin in Gatlinburg.

Feeding bears in Gatlinburg is illegal.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency gave the people a court appearance citation.

The TWRA said there is no alternative but to kill bears that have become too comfortable around humans.