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.
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