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"Overcriminalization" describes the trends in America - and particulary in Congress - to use the criminal law to "solve" every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives.

HR 3219: Animal Welfare Act

Official Title

Amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit dog fighting ventures.


Felony to knowingly participate in a dog fighting venture in any way, including attending a dog fight.

Legislation Details

sutton (D - OH)


07/27/2007: Referred to House Judiciary Committee
07/27/2007: Referred to House Agriculture Committee