Bull Farm Using Cattle Beheading Logo Leaves Singer Confused
Newberry Farms, a farm in Rover, Missouri that specializes in selling purebred bulls, co-opted the logo for death-grind band Cattle Decapitation for their own use, which left frontman Travis Ryan a bit confused given that the group’s themes are heavily aimed at animal rights and environmentalism, Ryan himself being a vegetarian.
Ryan shared a photo of the farm sign, which was photographed by a friend of his driving around the area and spotted the familiar logo, albeit with some changes. The cattle beheading logo is mostly obscured by text that says “Newberry Farms” with the names “Brad & Jennifer” placed just below an oval with a drawing of a bull placed in the middle.
The other half of the sign reads “Sellers of purebred bulls” above a quadrant of actual bull photos.
“I have so many questions,” the 25-year-old singer captioned before responding to the comments.
One commentator pointed to the irony of the logo’s use, noting that it was an “insult to your original concept of beheading cattle and what it stands for,” urging Ryan to take action to remove the sign. The singer was unsure if this request would result in action, however, wondering if it fell within the use of parody and therefore a removal request would not be legally enforceable.
Responding to another comment, the Cattle Decapitation frontman noted that as a marketing go-to person, he “can’t identify the thought process on this.”
When asked if he plans to sue Newberry Farms or if he was just willing to drop out, Ryan said the action taken would be to issue a cease and desist letter, although he was not be unclear if this has already been pursued.
Someone else then took the situation lightly, reminding everyone of the days when rapper Teddy YG blatantly stolen the band’s artwork for their latest album, 2019’s Atlas of Death, to use as a cover for his mixtape. Beheading of cattle then printed shirts of this scammed use.
Basically, shrugging his shoulders and throwing his hands in the air, Ryan stepped in and said he had “no idea [what the fuck] people don’t even think anymore “and remarked with humor:” It’s almost … inspiring. Like what, anything is possible. “
Still baffled by the farm’s use of a group logo that represents the exact opposite of the farm’s business goals, Ryan even wondered aloud why, in general, Newberry Farms even thought it was a good logo in the first place, later noting: “You can” I don’t even see [what the fuck] it says behind their name. It sounds like a mistake. “
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