She complained about fish smells in the backyard, cigarette smoke and even the sound of children playing basketball and pet birds among others.
Food is truly a way of living life. Some live to eat, while others eat to live. But one thing is common here -- if someone's hungry and want to eat whatever they want, no one should tell otherwise. However, Cilla Carden who hails from Perth, Australia, has now taken her neighbors to the Supreme Court, complaining about the smell of meat and fish from their barbecues. And that is exactly why she claims she can't enjoy sitting in her backyard.
Thousands of Australians have said they will stage a mass barbecue outside the home of a vegan masseuse who took her neighbours to court in a bid to stop their patio-based cookery.https://t.co/U9Hsi9e790 pic.twitter.com/N5B3ybWrSL— inkl (@inkl) September 5, 2019
"They've put it so you smell fish, all I smell is fish," Carden told 9News. "I can't enjoy my backyard, I can't go out there." Carden has also accused her neighbors of smoking cigarettes and how that smell drifts into her backyard. She is also complaining about the sound children make while playing basketball nearby. Carden claims all this is "deliberate" and that her neighbors are doing it just to annoy her on purpose. "It's been devastating, it's been turmoil, it's been unrest, I haven't been able to sleep," she said.
Following her complaints, one neighbor took off barbecue from his backyard and even asked his children not to play basketball anymore. However, the other neighbor believes it is very unreasonable. "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," the other neighbor said.
The court and the state’s administrative tribunal have completely dismissed her complaints about all the issues, including the BBQ fish smells, cigarette smoke, and the sound of children playing basketball and pet birds among others.
Supreme court chief justice Peter Quinlan rejected Carden’s appeal just last month and said that he was not satisfied “that there is an arguable case that the tribunal denied Ms. Carden procedural fairness or acted to her disadvantage so as to cause a miscarriage of justice. Ms. Carden was given a fair opportunity to present her case, and the learned tribunal member conducted the proceedings fairly and appropriately,” the judgment said.
Hundreds of residents have pledged to hold a community barbecue outside the home of a Perth vegan who took her neighbours to court over the smell of meat cooking on their barbecue! 🥩 #9Today pic.twitter.com/H04bAGYhBK— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) September 4, 2019
Here's what people on Twitter thought:
@ellie_weiss tweeted: Omg what a nightmare of a neighbor she would be. @MoondriftMusing wrote: Having feral neighbors produce a crossbow to intimidate all other neighbors the day they move in and inciting their dogs to attack native wildlife and other people's pets is a problem. She doesn't have too much of a problem compared to that.
While @plainpeeps recalled a similar situation and wrote: Got to admit it was a happy day when the basketball mad kid next door moved away.
Doing bbq in the courtyard is really annoying. I hate the smoke and smell from my downstairs.— Ojaz Mingh Vajradi (@Mingh32603583) September 3, 2019
And in a more recent update, according to Independent, thousands of Australians are looking forward to staging a mass barbecue outside Carden's house. Said to happen next month, many meat-lovers in Australia, at least 2,000, are taking to Facebook, saying they will attend the so-called Community BBQ for Cilla Carden.