Hmm... they rescued those particular 3, but there are still so many more out there ;(
True, but like the farmer with these 3, most will be out with their spades and doing anything they can to save their animals.
There's also a big effort to save the thousands of Paua and other shellfish etc that have been left exposed by the lifted coastline. Even though a picture of a paua on a rock doesn't quite tug the heart strings like that of a stranded cow ;)
Haha, yeah... some animals are just more "sellable" - like how they say people donate more money to save pandas that to save endagered sharks (I don't really think this is a fact, but it seems like human nature would imply this).