At first, it may sound like a typical case of meat-eaters taunting vegans for their lifestyle choice, but when you get a bit more context, you’ll want to attend too.
Unbelievably – yes
If you’re not aware of the original story, vegan and massage therapist Cilla Carden recently took her neighbours to court for multiple reasons – predominately because she wasn’t happy with them cooking meat and her being able to smell it.
She claimed that her neighbours Mr and Mrs Vu deliberately cooked meat on their barbecue, blew cigarette smoke into her garden and their kids bounced basketballs just to annoy her.
Wait, there’s more.
She demanded her neighbours should cut and control their weeds in their garden, repay the cost of damaged plants and repaint the fence the two neighbours shared.
She felt as if she could no longer go out and lounge in her garden because all she could smell was fish cooking from her neighbour’s barbecue – her main reason for starting the year-long court case.
In short, she took the Vu family to court for being a normal family that does normal family stuff.
Carden commented: “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. It’s deliberate, that’s what I told the courts, it’s deliberate.
“It’s been devastating, it’s been turmoil, it’s been unrest I haven’t been able to sleep.”
The fumes I smell from my neighbours at uni is a lot worse than fish or cigarette smoke. In fact, the last time I inhaled it, I just giggled and snacked loads after…
Anyway, the supreme court judge saw sense and dismissed the trial. The State administrative tribunal sided with the Vu family and decided Carden’s neighbours were ‘living in their backyard and their home as a family’ and nothing more.
So what’s happened since the trial was dismissed?
The humble family resorted to moving their barbecue away and warned their kids not play basketball in their garden to appease Carden, who allegedly is still dissatisfied with the changes her neighbours have taken.
But now, thanks to the internet, a group has formed in support of the family titled ‘Community BBQ for Cilla Carden’, which is encouraging locals to attend a mass barbeque at her home to ‘Help Cilla Carden GET SOME PORK ON HER FORK’.
Over 3000 have responded as ‘going’ to the event taking place on October 19th at 3pm.
As we know, this isn’t something Carden would let slide, so she’s now demanding her lawyers act in her defence.
John Hammond of Hammond Legal went on to say anyone who attends the event will face criminal charges.
“Any person who seeks to attend Ms Carden’s property on Saturday, October 19, 2019, or at any other time in relation to this event or matter will be referred to the WA police on the grounds of trespass.”
“Security cameras will be installed to obtain vision of any person attending the property and the vision will be provided to the police.”
Carden told Daily Mail Australia the issue has been ‘blown out of proportion’. Really Carden?
She also stated she respects the rights of meat-eaters and has ‘no problem’ with barbecues – her problem is with her neighbours.
Well, I hope the event has made Cilla Carden relax about her neighbours as frankly, she’s wasted a lot of time, money and energy thus far.
I’m just wondering if some of the people storming area 51 this September 20th will be attending the barbecue too.
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Gugu mashava is a Journalism (aka ‘not a real degree’) student who tends to self-medicate with cocktails. She was most likely taken on by The Hook, not for her mediocre article writing skills, but to fill a diversity quota. During her anti-The Hook hours, you can find her running through fields of wheat, spending her loans wisely on sales, and improving her intellect by watching trash TV.