WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A vegan woman from Perth, Australia filed a complaint with her region’s Supreme Court against her neighbors whom she accuses of deliberately leaving fish and barbecue at their backyard for her to smell.
- She also complained of her neighbor’s cigarette smoke often wafting into her yard and children noisily playing in her neighborhood.
- However, the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia and the state’s Supreme Court rejected her complaints despite her claims.
Australia’s 9News reports a vegan woman who took her neighbors to court over the scent of their barbecue in their backyard.
Perth, Western Australia resident, Cilla Carden has filed a complaint with the region’s highest court, saying that she can hardly go outside because her neighbors cook fish so often.
Carden told 9News, “They’ve put it there so all I can smell is fish. I can’t enjoy my backyard, I can’t go out there.”
Despite insisting that the neighbor’s behavior is intentional, both the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia and the state’s Supreme Court denied the formal complaint.
“That’s what I told the courts. It’s deliberate,” Carden told 9News.
Carden’s other issues also include claims that her neighbors’ cigarette smoke often drifts into her yard along with hearing children loudly bouncing basketballs.
“It’s been turmoil, it’s been unrest, I haven’t been able to sleep,” she told 9News.
Yet, her complaints were kept being rejected by the courts. But Carden said she will still continue pursuing the case no matter what.
When Carden’s story went viral, a Facebook page titled ‘Community BBQ for Cilla Carden’ was joined in by so many Facebook visitors. An event that was being promoted in the page invited all meat-eating participants to show up and start grilling at Carden’s neighborhood on October 19.
The event description says: “Don’t let Cilla destroy a good old Aussie tradition, join us for a community BBQ in protest of her actions, and help Cilla Carden GET SOME PORK ON HER FORK!”
Whether the page is a joke or for real remains unclear, but over 4,500 people have already said they’re seriously joining the event.