Let's join the League of Humane Voters of New York City (LOHV-NYC) and Mary & Peter Max for the Manhattan screening of Blinders: The Truth Behind the Tradition, a new award-winning hour-long documentary about the plight of NYC's carriage horses.
After the movie, there will be a panel discussion featuring the filmmaker, Donny Moss, LOHV-NYC's executive director John Phillips, Council Member Tony Avella and NYC Council candidate (District 3) and civil rights attorney Yetta Kurland.
This is a joint Meetup with the NYC Vegetarian Advocacy Network.
Monday, September 22 at 7pm sharp (line forms at 6:30)
AMC Theater at 1230 Third Avenue
(between 71st and 72nd Streets)
Highly recommended! Buy your ticket in advance through the LOHV-NYC website. (scroll down)
Sponsors will be acknowledged on stage.
Tickets will also be available for sale the night of the event. Questions? Call [masked] or e-mail us.
Thanks to the generosity of Mary & Peter Max, 100% of the proceeds from this screening will benefit LOHV-NYC's work.
Click here to watch the trailer for Blinders on YouTube.
About the Movie:
Throughout the year, tourists from around the world travel to Central Park to ride in one of New York's legendary horse-drawn carriages. Yet the future of this industry is the subject of a debate being aired on the streets, in the press and at City Hall. Carriage operators say that horse-drawn carriages should stay because they are a cherished symbol of New York City that bring in tourist dollars. Advocates for animals say the industry should be banned because it's inhumane and unsafe. They believe Hollywood has romanticized horse-drawn carriages and claim that life on congested city streets is anything but romantic for these nervous animals that are easily spooked.
As a result of three dramatic and fatal accidents since 2006 that received international media attention, the plight of the beloved New York City carriage horses is now in the public eye more than ever before. But the public doesn't know much more than what they see on the streets and in the news.
Through original footage taken with hidden cameras and interviews with carriage drivers, veterinarians, accident witnesses, animal rights activists, politicians, tourists, residents who live near the horses and people who have rescued carriage horses from slaughter, 'Blinders' takes viewers behind the scenes to expose the truth behind the tradition.
The League of Humane Voters of New York City ("LOHV-NYC") mobilizes public concern for animals through the democratic political process. For more information, visit www.humanenyc.org.