2022-11-27 21:18:00

Herdsmen in northern Xinjiang are suffering from secondary disasters

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I saw two different ice and snow scenes in various videos of big cities in the circle of friends. In the first paragraph, a lot of sheep are trapped in the glacier and struggling; In the second paragraph, in the background of the famous Dongbula song "White Rain", the police and volunteers may find the trapped missing herdsmen on the endless snowfield, and many of their cattle and sheep have been buried in the snow or become ice sculptures.

The friend who sent the video the first time reported his Xinjiang boxing coach's words: from August to the end of November, millions of herdsmen in northern Xinjiang could not smoothly transfer livestock between high latitude and high altitude summer pastures and low latitude and altitude winter pastures, and could not prepare forage for winter. When the blizzard came, a large number of cattle, horses and sheep began to starve and freeze to death. If cattle and sheep cannot enter the market, there is not enough income to buy hay to maintain livestock for winter.

As for why we can't make a transition? Of course, it is also a secondary disaster caused by the closure and control of the epidemic.

I was lucky to go to the summer ranch near the border between China and Mongolia at my friend's home in Altay one month before the closure this year and stay in a Kazakh yurt for one night. The swift and white Crane River passes through the grassland with herds of cattle and sheep, which is really magnificent; When it snows in winter, the whole Altay will become a ski resort with natural conditions no less than the Alps. But beyond the beautiful scenery, as Sun Xiaoyu of Jiangpiao said, "Even if I have never been to Xinjiang, I should have heard the news of 'Altay snow disaster stranded herdsmen's cattle and sheep' on the news network, or at least the Shepherd of Koktohai." Indeed, beyond romance, there is cruel nature and weather.

[P] 。 I remember that in the yurt of the summer pasture, the cold came down with the night, and two little girls were crawling and playing on the bed with several layers of thick blankets, playing the games they imagined. There are six lattices embroidered on the left side of the stove. My sister regards it as a six story elevator. She takes it up and down to the top floor, jumps out, and swims with a fish shaped pattern; On the other side, my sister took the whole bed, which could accommodate ten people, as a solid ice surface in winter, and there was a terrible glacier below the bed edge.

Even if I went deep into the summer ranch and lived a herdsman's life day and night, I didn't know and understand herdsman's life without following the transition as described in Li Juan's The Sheep Path. I don't know why I drive cattle and sheep to and fro year after year?

Now I have learned a little about the local people in Altay asking for help on microblog. The reason why we don't stay at home in the cold winter is that we don't have hay in the past season, which can only be bought in the cattle and sheep market. This autumn, due to epidemic prevention, the transition time from high to low was seriously postponed, so herdsmen could not come to winter pasture from summer pasture ahead of time to forage. People who live in isolation can't take care of cattle and sheep. In addition, in the autumn, it was supposed to be the time for surplus cattle and sheep trading, and the live animal trading market was not opened, which led to the herdsmen having no working capital and unable to buy hay. Even if they can buy some occasionally, they cannot be delivered to herdsmen's homes after winter because of the severe snowstorm and some man-made reasons. As a result, herdsmen had to venture out to herd cattle and sheep, and the events of disappearance in the snowstorm were frequent.

The vast majority of Altai people are not part of the winter ice and snow sports industry chain. Even if they are, they cannot come or go now. The beautiful and interesting countryside in northern Xinjiang is far from a self-sufficient water town in the south of the Yangtze River. Even though herdsmen and their cattle and sheep survive the long winter, their livestock will be too thin to sell.

I believe that the government of the autonomous region after the fire will pay attention to this cruel situation and help herdsmen as much as possible. What the network pipeline can do, perhaps, is just to check and fill the gaps. I will post the way I can find below:

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