Punishment for Tourist Who Don’t Follow the Rules at Yellowstone [Poll]
It seems like more and more tourists are not following the rules when it comes to wildlife at Yellowstone National Park. The #1 rule being: please don't touch the animals! Seems like a simple rule, but some people can't seem to follow it.
In some cases, the law-breaking tourist gets hurt by the animal they are trying to pet or take a selfie with. In the most recent case, a bison calf had to be euthanized after a tourist put the animal in their car.
Here is the current rules posted by the National Park Service regarding wildlife at Yellowstone:
Do not approach wildlife, no matter how tame or calm they appear. Always obey instructions from park staff on scene. You must stay at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves and at least 25 yards (23 m) away from all other large animals - bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes. Do not feed any animals. It harms them and it is illegal."
What do you think is an appropriate penalty for people that break this rule? Please take our poll below.