Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

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WalnutCrest

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An odd way to end the day ...

I just found an advertisement (in Russian and on a Russian website) of someone living somewhere in central Europe advertising the sale of Aubrac genetics and beef into Russia ... using a picture of one of my bulls (at least they picked a good picture of a really (!) good bull)!

I've sent them a cease and desist letter (in English, not Russian); any other suggestions?
 

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I've seen this happen on other boards, where they use a picture of someone else's animal to advertise either live animals or semen. Saw it on a goat board a few months ago, so I guess it isn't all that uncommon but it's still wrong.
Evidently, their own stock isn't good enough, so they just nab a pic off the internet.
 

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It may be a complete scam, and they don't have anything to sell. In any case, I'd be astonished if your letter has any effect.
 

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Putin is the largest beef producer in Russia,maybe you should try and sell semen to him and cut out the middleman
 

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Turkeybird":17bqh2k1 said:
Putin is the largest beef producer in Russia,maybe you should try and sell semen to him and cut out the middleman
Nuke em.

(right behind the ear of course)
 

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Son of Butch":cc0gue8l said:
Check with Bright Raven on his mail order Russian bride bait and switch photo experiences. :)

Leave me outta this. :D. I can't keep up with the local ladies.
 
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Rafter S":dx6cmra3 said:
It may be a complete scam, and they don't have anything to sell. In any case, I'd be astonished if your letter has any effect.

Me too.

I felt better for sending it ... but don't expect it to change what is going on.
 

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greybeard":ebypch65 said:
I've seen this happen on other boards, where they use a picture of someone else's animal to advertise either live animals or semen. Saw it on a goat board a few months ago, so I guess it isn't all that uncommon but it's still wrong.
Evidently, their own stock isn't good enough, so they just nab a pic off the internet.

You looking into some goats?
 

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Unless the picture is copy righted you have even less chance of getting satisfaction.
 

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There's a lot to be said for using watermarks. One of my Facebook pics ended up a guys blog from Bulgaria. I simply thanked him for thinking enough of my picture to use it on his blog. Checked 30 minutes later and the picture and comments had gone poof.
 
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