After she sues neighbors for ‘meat smell,’ massive BBQ planned outside vegan’s home

September 5, 2019

Is that shrimp on the barbie? Or is it fish, chicken, steak, or burgers? A  vegan woman living in Perth, Australia, doesn’t care. She says any meat is disgusting and she recently filed a lawsuit against her meat-cooking neighbors to stop them from “stinking up” their backyard—and by proximity, hers, according to 9 News Australia.

Now, a neighborhood cookout has been planned in her honor—right outside her home, the news outlet says.

The veggie-loving woman, Cilla Carden, took the case against her next-door neighbors to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in late 2018.

She said the residents of the house next door were intentionally interrupting her gardening time, complaining,  “It’s deliberate. All I can smell is fish I can’t enjoy my backyard. I can’t go out there.”

Carden, a massage therapist, also is at furious about the smell of cigarette smoke wafting into her yard and the sound of children playing basketball next door.

“It’s been devastating, it’s been turmoil, it’s been unrest, I haven’t been able to sleep,” she said.

Now, nearly 9,000 Australians are RSVPing “yes” to an invitation to attend a community cookout outside this woman’s home called “Community BBQ for Cilla Carden” and scheduled for October. 19.

“Don’t let Cilla destroy a good old Aussie tradition, join us for a community BBQ, and help Cilla Carden GET SOME PORK ON HER FORK,” the invitation says.

The UK Evening Standard reported that the court dismissed her case in January, saying she didn’t have enough evidence, but Carden was convinced this was a violation of her rights as a homeowner. She filed a 600-page document detailing her appeal, The West Australian reported, saying that she intended to keep fighting the battle.

“What they’re doing is living in their backyard and their home as a family,” the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia said, dismissing the case once more.

Research contact: @9NewsAUS

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