What Are The Penalties For Disrupting Businesses Where Animals Are Used As A Form Of Protest?

You can be liable for damages to the owners or operators of any animal enterprise, meaning any business for profit such as a farm, any non­profit research enterprise such as a university, or any entertainment enterprise such as a zoo or circus, if you disrupt that enterprise by damaging it economically, stealing animals, or injuring persons or animals associated with the enterprise. You are also subject to felony criminal charges for stealing, damaging or causing the loss of any of the enterprise's property or animals.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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