Dairy produce may suffer as well, since farmers are left unable to milk cows. According to NZ Herald, about 30 farms in the area of the small town Kaikoura might not have milk collected because of current road conditions.
One thing’s for sure: These stranded cows will not be milked today. The three animals are trapped on a small plateau near Kaikoura after the severe landslides shifted the countryside.
“They’re just on that island,” a helicopter passenger said in recorded footage. “That’s crazy.”
Many on Twitter are calling for the cows to be saved.
@WWF I HOPE ONE OF THE ANIMAL RIGHTS ORGINIZATIONS WILL RESCUE THE 3 COWS STRANDED ON TOP OF A MOUNTAINS IN NEW ZEALAND AFTER EARTHQUAKE..— Carol A Salazar (@CarolASalazar19) November 14, 2016
Save the stranded cows in New Zealand!— E R I C (@EricG_SF49) November 14, 2016
Will fly to New Zealand to save the cows. https://t.co/1LYRP5VIW3— Leslie (@_lesliejj) November 14, 2016
Somebody please save these cows ???????? https://t.co/5YaMf6GuED— L-A the BOSS (@BobbyLaSerra) November 14, 2016
According to celebrity veterinarian Dr. Chris Brown, who posted a photo of the cows, a rescue mission is, in fact, underway.
“The effect on the island's animal population still isn't known but rescue efforts are now beginning to save the two cows and a calf that are marooned on this tiny mound of earth,” he wrote.
“What are the odds of those three animals standing on the one piece of earth that didn't collapse,” one Facebook user wrote in the comments section. “Here's hoping the universe is 100 percent on their side!”
We’re hoping the same.