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Please stop feeding the birds
I’m just a visitor and I currently stay in Kapaa in a condo of Lae Nani. It is really beautiful and indeed a “nice corner,” which is “lae nani” in Hawaiian. I think it’s right that Kauai is very environmentally aware and also draws the attention of visitors to be careful.
Every day, when I go for a walk on the beach and pass the Islander on the Beach Resort, I see the signs not to feed the animals and birds. This is very good and works very well in most resorts as well. After all, the birds live in the tropics and get enough to eat. Even the chickens running around the island find enough to eat and are happy with that.
But next to the Islander on the Beach is the Lava Lava restaurant, which does not seem to get any of it, because every day a pile of corn kernels are spilled on the floor and large numbers of pigeons gather around it. I think that’s not correct.
Is there a way to influence the restaurant to change its behavior?
Paul Tresselt, Germany
You are worried about a few pigeons being fed by a restaurant near where you are staying?
How about Bev Harter in Kilauea, who feeds hundreds of wild boar the cheapest dog food she can find?
They gather every afternoon for a handout next to the highway and their population is exploding. This is a danger and negatively impacts food crops grown by area farmers.
It should be illegal, but our COUNCIL and the DLNR do nothing about it. a FAILURE in leadership!
Agree with Kauaiboy, no action by DLNR and look what it did to Wainiha Valley a few years ago when a resident was feeding the wild hogs and the population exploded and started becoming a hazard to other residents as the hogs was ripping up the neighborhood and threatening the residents before DLNR stepped in to reduce population.
They need to be proactive instead of reactive and do their jobs as they are paid good wages.
Feeding wild pigs? The woman needs to be institutionalized.
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