A vegan woman sued her neighbors for barbecuing in their backyard: 'It's deliberate'

Joshua Bote, USA TODAY

A vegan woman has filed a suit against her neighbors in the Australian supreme court after complaining about the smell of meat and fish emanating from their barbecues.

Cilla Carden took her case to the Supreme Court of Western Australia, citing her neighbors' barbecuing, smoking and children playing basketball, among other complaints, reported Australia's Nine.

Carden accused her neighbors of intentionally setting up these nuisances.

"It's deliberate," she told Nine. "All I can smell is fish. I can't enjoy my backyard."

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A lower court threw out the case in February.

"What they are doing is living in their backyard and their home as a family," said the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia, according to the Evening Standard in the United Kingdom.

The supreme court also rejected her claims in July, dismissing the case.

Carden had filed nearly 600 pages of documents in her appeal of the case, “well in excess of anything that might be thought to be proportionate to the issues," said Supreme Court Chief Justice Peter Quinlan to the West Australian.

“I’m a good person. I just want peace and quiet,” she told The West Australian, telling them that she intends to continue the legal fight.

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