#美国地方选举# 狼应该回到科罗拉多吗?(美國美中報道)

在欧洲人对北美进行殖民之前,灰狼的栖息地遍布全美。但是到1930年代,随着人类居住区域的扩大以及猎人为保护牲畜而将狼作为猎杀目标,灰狼在美国西部大都被消灭了。然而,在1995年和1996年,狼群被重新引入爱达荷州、蒙大拿州和怀俄明州;2009年,狼不再被列为北落基山脉濒危物种。不过,狼已经有将近90年没有栖息在科罗拉多州。该州是否应该重新引入狼群呢?下个月,科罗拉多州的选民将对此做出决定。投下赞成票即支持要求科罗拉多州于2024年之前在该州西部重新引入灰狼并对狼群进行管理。

像美国西部许多州一样,城乡郡县之间的政治见解也大相径庭。牧场主、农场主、伐木工、矿工和其他居住在农村社区的人倾向于反对那些可能会保护环境但同时又会使他们的工作更加困难且影响其收入的举措。居住在城市中的人们则更有可能将自然视为要保护的东西,而不是要使用的资源。关于是否实施重新引入狼群的计划或者未来对这一议题再次辩论,公民们继续对此进行投票或与他们的代表交流。双方都有理有据。从长远来看,民主制度将促使他们朝着折衷的方向前进。今年11月,科罗拉多州的公民们将告诉他们的政府该如何处置狼群。

如果你住在科罗拉多州,将会怎样投票呢?

#美国大选将于11月3日进行#

了解更多关于美国选举的信息,请访问美国大使馆2020选举信息页面:https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/zh/2020-elections-zh/

#Local Elections in the US# Should wolves come back to Colorado?

Prior to the European colonization of North America, gray wolves lived throughout the U.S. But by the 1930s, wolves were mostly eradicated in the west as human settlements expanded and hunters targeted wolves to protect livestock. However, wolves were reintroduced in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming in 1995 and 1996, and in 2009 the species was no longer listed as endangered in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Still, wolves have not lived in Colorado for almost 90 years. Should they be reintroduced? Next month, Colorado voters will decide. A “yes” vote supports requiring the state to reintroduce and manage gray wolves in western Colorado before 2024.

Like in many western states, political opinions differ sharply between urban and rural counties. Ranchers, farmers, loggers, miners, and others living in rural communities tend to oppose initiatives that may protect the environment but also make their jobs harder and impact their income. Those living in cities are more likely to see nature as something to be preserved instead of as a resource to be used. Both sides have valid points, and in the long-term, the democratic system will push them toward compromise as citizens continue to vote and speak to their representatives about implementing  a plan for wolf reintroduction or debating the issue again in the future. This November, the citizens of Colorado will tell their government what to do about wolves.

How would you vote if you lived in Colorado?

#U.S. Elections to be held on Nov. 3#

To learn more about the U.S. election, please visit the 2020 election information page of the U.S. Embassy:

https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/zh/2020-elections-zh/(美国驻广州领馆)

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