Interference with livestock production
(1)A person commits the crime of interference with livestock production when the person, with the intent to interfere with livestock production:
(a)Takes, appropriates, obtains or withholds livestock from the owner thereof, or causes the loss, death or injury of any livestock maintained at a livestock production facility;
(b)Damages, vandalizes or steals any property located on a livestock production facility; or
(c)Obtains access to a livestock production facility to perform any act contained in this subsection or any other act not authorized by the livestock production facility.
(2)The crime of interference with livestock production is:
(a)A Class C felony if damage to the livestock production facility is $2,500 or more; or
(b)A Class A misdemeanor if there is no damage to the livestock production facility or if damage to the facility is less than $2,500.
(3)Determination of damages to a livestock production facility shall be made by the court. In making its determination, the court shall consider the reasonable costs of:
(a)Replacing lost, injured or destroyed livestock;
(b)Restoring the livestock production facility to the approximate condition of the facility before the damage occurred; and
(c)Replacing damaged or missing records, data, material, equipment or substances used in the breeding and production of livestock.
(4)In addition to any criminal sanctions, if a defendant is convicted of the crime of interference with livestock production under subsection (1) of this section, the court shall order the defendant to pay restitution to the owner of the animal or the owner of the livestock production facility. [1993 c.252 §§2,3; 2001 c.554 §2]
Section 167.388 — Interference with livestock production,