A vegan sued her neighbours for cooking meat in their backyard, and now thousands are planning a barbecue just to annoy her

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Cilla Carden recently spoke about her complaints with her neighbors, who she said constantly barbecue, smoke cigarettes, and make noise in their backyards.

  • Cilla Carden, a vegan from Perth, Australia, recently sued her neighbors for having barbecues in their backyard, among other complaints.
  • "All I can smell is fish. I can't enjoy my backyard, I can't go out there," she told Nine News Perth.
  • The courts threw out her lawsuit. And now more than 3,000 people have expressed interest in attending a barbecue outside her house, just to annoy Carden.
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A vegan recently sued her two neighbours for having barbecues, which she said made it impossible to enjoy her own backyard without smelling the stench of cooking meat.

Cilla Carden of Perth, Australia, told Nine News on Monday that she believes her neighbours have been "deliberately" cooking outside to annoy her.

"All I can smell is fish. I can't enjoy my backyard, I can't go out there," she said.

Carden also takes issues with the smell of her neighbours smoking cigarettes outside and the noise their children make playing basketball.

"It's been devastating, it's been turmoil, it's been unrest, I haven't been able to sleep," the massage therapist said.

She recently sued them, taking her case to both the State Administrative Tribunal and the Supreme Court, according to Nine News. The courts dismissed her case and denied her appeal, but Carden said she won't stop fighting the issue.

Read more: A 19-month-old had thinning bones and no teeth after her parents fed her a vegan diet of fruit, rice milk, potatoes, and tofu

Meanwhile, once news of her lawsuits made headlines earlier this week, a Facebook group was started, organising a barbecue to be held next month outside of Carden's home.

"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. BYO hotdog buns, p.s. NO VEGANS," the event page reads.

More than 3,000 people have expressed interest in attending the event.

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