Vegan woman takes neighbors to court for cooking meat in their backyard

Neighbors who make a lot of noise can be quite unpleasant.

In 2019, Cilla Carden experienced with troublesome neighbors who caused her a great deal of inconvenience. The situation escalated to the extent that she took her neighbors to the Supreme Court in Australia.

The resident of Perth, Australia who works as a massage therapist, decided to take legal action against her neighbors as they continuously played basketball and used their barbecue, which according to her, made it impossible for her to enjoy her backyard.

“It’s been devastating, it’s been turmoil, it’s been unrest, I haven’t been able to sleep,” Carden told 9News in 2019.

Carden, who is a vegan, had been lodging complaints for several months about how her neighbor’s BBQ and smoking bothered her. She also expressed her dissatisfaction with the children playing basketball.

“They’ve put it there so I smell fish, all I can smell is fish. I can’t enjoy my backyard, I can’t go out there.”

The problem escalated to the point that she felt compelled to take her neighbors to court. However, her claims were dismissed, and subsequently, when she applied to appeal to the Supreme Court, her appeal was also dismissed.

“It’s deliberate, that’s what I told the courts, it’s deliberate,” Carden said.

On the other hand, Carden’s neighbor believed they had fixed the problem. When 9News reportedly went to the defendant’s backyard, they were informed that the BBQ had been removed and the kids were no longer allowed to play basketball.

In the wake of the sensational court case, a Facebook event was created for a community barbecue to show Carden that she could not “destroy a good old Aussie tradition.”

However, when the Facebook event garnered a response from around 24,000 people, the police issued a warning, and Carden’s lawyer threatened legal action. As a result, the community barbecue had to be canceled.

Carden’s lawyer insists that despite her actions and complaints, she does not object to people eating meat or having barbecues.

What do you think about Cilla Carden’s decision to sue her neighbors?