Imagine this scenario: There is a pile of garbage with a smell that reeks of death right beside your house. Now, your neighbors decided that they wanted to ignite it with your windows open. So they did, and now, your house doesn’t just smell so unbearable; it’s also toxic that you just have to sue your neighbors for putting you through so much hell.
That is one way of looking at the situation between two neighbors in Perth, Australia, where Cilla Carden, a vegan, sues her neighbors for grilling barbecue in their backyard, thereby fuming the complainant’s house with the smell of the only thing in the world she doesn’t want in her system: meat.
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The analogy used above to describe this situation may be held to the extreme, but we can’t help but imagine it being a similar case for Carden who has denied the consumption of meat products upon entering that kind of lifestyle, and for a vegan like her, she probably compares meat and fish products to trash.
The matter is such a big deal for her that she couldn’t live peacefully, as she stated in interviews. It is clearly evident by how adamant she is in bringing her barbeque problem to the Supreme Court of Western Australia, in which she has already applied for the right of appeal which was rejected last June.
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“They’ve put it there so I smell fish, all I can smell is fish…I can’t go out there,” Carden said. “It’s been devastating, it’s been turmoil, it’s been unrest, I haven’t been able to sleep. I’m a good person. I just want peace and quiet.”
But that wasn’t the first time she brought the same problem to court. In 2017, she attempted to do the same but the result was no different; she failed and her complaint was ultimately rejected.
“Ms. Carden’s demands were proven to be not reasonable and indeed were to the detriment of the other owners’ ability to enjoy their lots in a reasonable and acceptable manner,” said one of Carden’s neighbors.