Although the movie Blinders, referred to by C.J. Sellers [of] Asheville Voice for Animals [“Traffic Poses Danger to Downtown Horses,” Sept. 23, Xpress], is touted as a “documentary,” the writer, Donny Moss, is an animal rights extremist, and this is his view.
There is a difference between animal rights and animal welfare.
Those of us who have horses and handle them every day are usually animal welfare supporters.
Animal rights supporters are usually “keyboard warriors” who know little to nothing about an animal’s actual needs. Often they know little to nothing about the species of animal they are speaking about. Their education comes in the form of Disney-style movies and biased reporting such as the movie in question.
Please publish an “equal time” article showing the actual lives of the carriage horses in Asheville. It will be an eye-opener to anyone who is interested to learn the truth.
— Susan Data-Samtak