Now, people are calling for the cow who swam for her life to be sent to a sanctuary.
"Being a sea rescue group our job was to get it to shore safely, which we did," Josh Gammon-Carson, of Fremantle Sea Rescue, who helped capture the cow, told The Dodo. "We would love to see the cow relocated to a sanctuary, though!"
"I reckon it should be pardoned now," said Australian radio personality Neil Mitchell.
Wellard did not immediately reply to The Dodo's request for comment about whether the cow might be pardoned. You can ask the company to save her life by calling or emailing the contacts listed here.
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