A vegan from Australia sued her neighbor over allegedly producing the smell of grilled fish and not letting her enjoy her backyard.
A Facebook page hosted the organization of a BBQ event outside the home of the Vegan woman, Cilla Carden, and thousands signed up to attend.
The event was canceled reportedly due to legal threats from the woman, reported Fox.
The Facebook group’s name was “Community BBQ for Cilla Carden.” It stated in its description: “Cilla Carden has a problem with her neighbors cooking meat on their BBQ because she’s a vegan. Recently taking them to the Supreme Court!” according to Fox.
“Don’t let Cilla destroy a good old Aussie tradition, join us for a community BBQ in protest of her actions, and help Cilla Carden GET SOME PORK ON HER FORK.”
Even though the protest stated that it had peaceful intent, threats from Carden’s legal team and concerns that 7,000 people said they were attending with another 16,000 expressing interest, it ultimately had to be canceled.
“We did this to highlight the constant struggle our farmers are enduring to keep our country fed, and safe from vegan extremists,” the statement said.
“Our farmers are constantly having their crops sabotaged, property’s vandalised and broken into, family’s terrified, and animals stolen or killed, by these militant vegan warriors, across our country, night after night, and they are getting away with it, we have seen $2 fines and slaps on the wrists by our court systems for too long,” it read, “This event has shown how the Aussie sprit [sic], can get behind a cause they believe in, in phenomenal numbers, so we ask you this, use that same Aussie spirit and pride, and stand up, to help our farmers NOW.”
“Let’s show these vegans what being an Australian is truly about!” it concluded.
Carden’s legal team wrote a statement on Facebook saying that if those attending the barbeque spilled into her property they would file charges against the attendees.
“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 ground of trespass,” wrote her attorney on the Facebook event page.
The event caught too much attention, and the organizers decided to drop it.
“As many of you know this event has far too many logistic concerns to actually come to fruition, and we do not condone the harassment of Mrs Carden or the trespass onto her land,” the statement read, reported news.com.au.