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.