Amazing, ain't it? I feel his pain and can empathize.
When we first built our ranch and got things going, we had animal control called on us by a newbee in our area that came up from the flatland city. Their complaint was the number of horses we had put on the ranch (26). The county ordinance is 4 per acre up to 10 acres (40 horses for 10 acres). Beyond the 10 acres, there are no stipulations.
So I told our animal control officer that when I had 161 horses here (our ranch is 40 acres), I'd still be legal and then I would talk to her.
Nothing pisses me off more than city dwellers that bring their city baggage. No different than those that buy a home near the airport and complain about the noise later. What?! Did you wake up one morning and they had built an international airport near your home while you slept?
But, we are seeing more liberal pukes moving to the country and quite frankly, I believe it is a planned tactic.