Last year, we Missourians voted on a measure to help stop puppy mills called Proposition B. It passed, and you know why? Say what you will about Missourians about anything else, but we happen to love animals in the state—particularly dogs. Every person I know who has a dog—which is most of the people I know, by the way—treats him or her like one of their children. To quote every clichéd western film, we don’t take kindly to folks mistreatin’ our dogs.
But apparently the democratic process is dead in the state as well, since the House of Representatives outrageously vetoed the proposition by passing a counteractive measure known as SB 113. It’s now sitting on the desk of Governor Jay Nixon, waiting for its complete signing and the repeal of Prop B in kind.
Please call Governor Nixon today at 573-751-3222 and ask that he uphold the democratic process of our state and make sure that Prop B stands. SB 113 must be vetoed in order for this to happen. Remember that it’s not just the poor dogs whose lives are at stake here, either; it’s also the entire voice of the Missouri public. If we pass something as voters and then just have our House turn around and slash it to the ground like this, what’s the point of even voting?