For well over a year the Garden island news has published numerous letters and articles on the proposed and highly controversial dairy farm to be erected on Kauai's south shore.
The breaking news back in November 2014 was Kauai County approved building permits for a proposed dairy farm in Mahaulepu funded by Pierre Omidyar, eBay founder and Hawaii’s wealthiest resident.
Nobody wants a landfill or prison in their backyard,now on Kauai you can add dairy to that list. Really?
Lets face it, no matter what is being built on Kauai is met with opposition.
The number 1 and number 2 issues apposing the dairy farm is exactly that, #1 and #2 from the cows.
If you want to preserve Ag land, you must put it to good use. If the land is not used for farming or agriculture it faces the certainty of other uses,most likely housing.
My previous brain child of a dairy on a fairy never took off,therefore my newest idea for those opposed to the dairy is to build next to Kaua'i coffee plantations. Think about it!The coffee people could have all the fertilizer they can use with the cow manure that seems to bother so many.The coffee people would be able to walk next door for fresh milk and cream for themselves and the people who frequent the visitor center and drink coffee.
If this wasn't a dairy but a shopping center,hotel, big box store,affordable housing development or another form of mass transit to travel off island it would still be be met by a group of people known as 'anti's' that are opposed to anything and everything. Ironically most anti's representing local politics are transplants. Go figure.
The reason most don't want a dairy is simply an animalistic territorial act of reason.I understand nobody wants their space invaded. it's like a dog not wanting other dogs on the territory where they have just urinated.
Le'ts say the dairy is built and it keeps away visitors as some are predicting? This would then lighten the traffic flow island wide. Traffic is the number one problem island wide. So, this is a good thing, right? But, not to worry. I all but guarantee a dairy would only increase tourism as another site to see on every visitors itinerary.
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I feel it's a travesty the way most anything and everything on Kauai that tries to make a success is shut down before it starts.
For Gods sake people, the dairy is not a nuclear power plant. Just imagine the government wanting to erect a nuclear power plant on Kauai?
I stand in support with Pierre Omidyar, Hawaii dairy farms and free enterprise!
Last but not least remember the dairy mans motto,"be kind to udders."
Read a similar blog about the dairy farm;
"For Gods sake, the Dairy is not a Nuclear Power Plant..." (Blog #1491)
Antis’ shouldn’t block dairy farm
An edited version of this blog appeared in the 03-12-15 edition of the Honolulu Staradvertiser;
The Staradvertiser has a paywall, therefore I copy and pasted below;
The breaking news in November 2014 was Kauai County approving building permits for a proposed dairy farm in Mahaulepu funded by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay.
Whatever is built on Kauai is met with opposition.
The No. 1 and No. 2 issues against the dairy farm are exactly that, No. 1 and No. 2 from the cows.
If it wasn’t a dairy, but a shopping center, hotel, big-box store, affordable-housing development or another means of mass transit, it would still be met by a group of people known as “antis.”
It’s a travesty the way most anything and everything on Kauai that could be a success is shut down before it begins.
The dairy is not a nuclear power plant.
I stand in support with Pierre Omidyar, Hawaii dairy farms and free enterprise.
James “Kimo” Rosen
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