Hate Crimes Against Papayas and Goats?
It's been a tough couple of months for farmers in Hawaii.
Under the cover of night, thousands of papaya trees were felled on the Big Island in July, likely with machetes.
Eco-terrorism was on the agenda at the Board of Agriculture's monthly meeting in Honolulu on Tuesday. The state is looking into ways to combat the problem, which is not isolated to the two incidents, according to William Aila, director of the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.