You could now catch a felony if you interfere with livestock trucks in Missouri

Interfering with livestock trucks is now a felony in Missouri.

It is part of a public safety bill that makes a first-time offense a felony instead of a misdemeanor. The bill’s sponsor says this comes after activists in the state delayed or stopped trucks headed to processing plants.

The new punishment could land someone time in prison or up to $10,000 in fines.

Recently in California, activists there have taken chickens from trucks at processing plants.