Director Donny Moss on BLINDERS



Donny Moss doesn’t mince words: He wants to see the carriage horses that haul funnelcake-fortified tourists around New York’s Central Park gone for good. To that end, this Gotham-based comedian has created BLINDERS, a documentary that captures the abuses these hardworking creatures undergo, and lays out the reasons that many animal advocates believe the only humane solution to the problem is to see this service ended. Having witnessed the Disneyfication of Times Square and the flight of the middle class from Manhattan isle, I’m sort of reluctant to let go of another bit of classic, New York character, and I brought some of that reluctance to the table when I sat down with Donny. As the man makes clear, the titular  blinders are not only those that keep the horses from seeing the chaos that surrounds them, but also the ones that allow romantic dudes such as me to cling to a tourist board fantasy despite the all-too-painful truth.


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  1. matty says:

    Hey. Nice story. I have to agree with the filmmaker on this one. Horse and buggies don’t belong on NYC streets anymore. I walk my dog in a park across from one of the stables, and I see the miserable conditions that these horses work and live in. Frankly, I don’t understand why the fire department, building dept and department of health haven’t shut this industry down already.

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