On Facebook there's been some people making a point of a horse being tied up on a grassy bank on a busy main road. I mean busy. You would not even try walk across this road at the point it is tethered.
A person "looking after" this horse has claimed it's her friends horse, that tying them up like this is "the travelers way of life" and it's perfectly safe. Just as safe as a horse in a fenced field, in fact.
I told her it's not everyone else's fault that the horse's owner doesn't own any land to keep it on, and that it's making everyone's journeys potentially dangerous. You can't see this horse until you're right next to it because of trees and bushes, so you have no warning. I wouldn't like a horse spooking and running into my car when I'm driving at 70mph, would you?
She called me small minded.
Maybe I might be small minded for thinking that the "travelers" are a disgrace to this country, they do not pay anything towards the government whilst we are subjected to taxes, they go around seizing any piece of land that takes their fancy for a couple of weeks then leave, leaving their disgusting mess behind. If anyone tries to take a jog or even walk the dog wherever they have decided to live for the fortnight the travelers set their dogs on you.
And this woman thinks I'll be patient and respectful?
Give me a break.
I just wanted people's opinions.