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Government Shutdown Leads To World's Saddest Photo!

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A cute kid is sad that the government shutdown closed the zoo!

And, we thought the loss of the panda live feed was the harshest thing to come out of the government shutdown!

But, this picture pretty sums up just how we're all truly affected.

As we all know, the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. is "temporarily closed" because of the government shutdown.

While the men and women on Capitol Hill are stubbornly hashing out their petty bipartisan squabbles, not only have thousands of people been without work and pay for almost two weeks now, but as you can see by the (above) photo, it's greatly affecting the children.

And, we couldn't be more depressed.

It's just a picture of a gate, blocking the entrance to the zoo, with a big sign that reads:

"The Zoo is temporarily closed."

…Beneath the sign, hanging onto the gate like a prisoner clinging to the bars of his cell, yearning to pass through them, is a young child, wearing an animal ear hat, as he stares wistfully into the distance.

Dead leaves lie motionless in front of him…..

No cute animals for you today, Billy Everytoddler.

Have you no shame, U.S. Government?? Have you no shame!!!

[Image via Reddit.]

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18 comments to “Government Shutdown Leads To World's Saddest Photo!”

  1. 1

    Our government = a bunch of crooks who line their own pockets. Sorry lil sweety that you didn't get to go to the zoo.

  2. Good God says – reply to this


    I love that you get most of your 'NEWS' from BUZZFEED.. tool

  3. 3

    We don't need your melodramatic photo description, you idiot queer, when we can see the fucking thing with our own two eyes. So someone decided to pose a kid that way to tug at heartstrings. You know what? Life is tough all over, and if the little bastard didn't get to go to the zoo today, he'll live. I'm more concerned about what that darkie Nazi in the WH is doing to our country than whether or not some kid goes to the fucking zoo.

  4. MonicA says – reply to this


    I dont think animals should be in cages, They should close every zoo in the world.

  5. 5

    Obama to Park rangers, make it hurt. please note, the congress gym is still open , Obama's golf course is still open and moochie obamas multi-million dollar campaigns, move and drink water (LMAO ITS SO TRUE) is still open.

  6. 6

    it actually cost the government alot of money to shut down open air monuments but Obama wants it to hurt in the last days of America's vacation time. Fuck Obama

  7. 7

    who is the idiot who took their kid to the zoo during the shutdown? like who isn't following the news? wtf LOL

  8. Aly says – reply to this


    Re: MonicA – little harsh dont you think bitch!

  9. 9

    Re: Spicy Salsa – people who are on vacation. people who have planned for the last year for this vacation.

  10. sontonwontonFOOOOD says – reply to this


    Re: MonicA – Zoos are institutes of learning and research. Animals have no brains. They dont know there is a "wild natural habitat out there they are missing". They have no real self awareness. So, we learn endless terabits of information about them while they couldnt care less that they are in a cage. Human knowledge is worth that sacrifice on the part of the animals. Its A sacrifice animals dont know they are making. And if we were to say to zoo lions "Time to go back to the wild. Pack your bags. you will have to hunt for food (and maybe starve). Kill male cubs so as not to rival you for mates. No more medicine. You'll have to deal with fiery stinging ants, paranoid tribal people with spears, drought, gangrene, ticks, buffalo ferocity. Impala horns. So. Ready?"…. "ROOOOAAAARRRRR"… that means "waaaaaaaaa" in lion.

  11. PETA says – reply to this


    Re: Aly – What's cruel w what Monica said?You probably have no idea of how those animals in the zoo really get treated.

  12. 12

    Man up Mr Bear…

  13. jg says – reply to this


    Re: sontonwontonFOOOOD – "Animals have no brains." You just won your argument with that sir, a tip of my hat to you.

  14. Bongo says – reply to this


    Re: sontonwontonFOOOOD – But if animals have no brains (WTF!) How would they respond to that question?

  15. 15

    World's saddest photo? I don't think so. A little kid who is dressed and fed can't go to the zoo, while there are millions of children who don't have clothes or meals and they certainly don't go to the zoo.

  16. Bongo says – reply to this


    Re: The Truthinator – Hmm I guess my first attempt at this wasn't appropriate. I'll try and clean it up. You are an offensive twit, crawl out from your red neck bigoted rock and wake up! Your way of thinking is outdated and will one day get you in serious sh*t. My true feelings and choice of words are far too 'colourful' to express on here.

  17. 17

    I feel really bad for folks who came from overseas and now cannot visit Yosemite, Grand Canyon, etc. Yes there are nice state parks, but not quite the same.
    On topic, I agree with repealing Obamacare, I cannot afford it. Right now I have a very nice healthcare plan which is partially government funded and costs me nothing. It is an HMO, but the directory for doctors in LA and Orange counties is an inch thick.

  18. 18

    Ha, ha!! little spoiled brat…lol!!!