Funded by Internet billionaire Pierre Omidyar, an industrial dairy threatens to ruin the fragile ecosystem of Mahaulepu. The planned presence of up to 2,000 cows will pollute the land and sea, altering the area we love so much. With their plan to leave the cattle waste where it falls, the Waiopili stream that runs through the property as well as the planned irrigation and natural rainfall will carry waste to the ocean less than one mile downslope. Prevailing trade winds will carry the stench and biting flies into the Poipu tourist area less than two miles away, redefining and tarnishing the Kauai experience for those who come to enjoy the south shore. Mahaulepu is simply the wrong place for an industrial dairy.
We are a group of ordinary citizens united to resist this planned desecration of one of the loveliest areas of our unique island. It takes money to fight money, and your donations will go into the effort to keep Mahaulepu the way it is. The contributions of every one of you will go towards preserving the beauty of Mahaulepu for all who enjoy it. Everything you give counts towards helping our small group fight Hawaii Dairy Farm's well-funded effort. Your support helps ensure that residents and visitors to the south shore will continue to enjoy the abundant beauty that characterizes Mahaulepu today. Mahalo!
For more information, visit friendsofmahaulepu.org or email [email redacted]. Mahaulepu is also known for its historic and archeological significance - see cavereserve.org.
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