People are such assholes

Images have been coming out of Joshua Tree National Park over the last few days and, before you scroll down to see, be warned: it’s just heartbreaking.

“Christmastime and New Year’s is one of the busiest times for the park,” Joshua Tree resident Rand Abbott told the Washington Post. “You take that, and then you take away anybody that’s in a national park uniform, and there’s no regulations whatsoever. I was astonished at what people were doing.”

As for what people are doing, well…

Joshua Tree National Park had announced it would close down this week to reassess and try to repair the damage caused during the Trump Shutdown, but then suddenly found funds to stay open.

Saturday marks the start of the fourth week of the Trump Shutdown, making it the longest government shutdown in history.