Triggered vegan takes neighbor to court over BBQ ‘odor’

The funny thing about tolerance is that those who profess to possess it tend to be the first to infringe on other people’s lives.

Mankind should be tolerant, of course – it is perhaps one of the most noble traits that we have as sentient beings.  We can look at one another and chalk up our differences to the fact that we are one of the very few animals on this planet with differences of opinion.  This diversity makes us who we are, and separates us from the rest of the wildlife we encounter on a daily basis.

But tolerance and entitlement must always remain separate.  The civilized world doesn’t aim to force personal choices like religion or lifestyle on one another.

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Different strokes for different folks, right?

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But that’s not how the world’s militant vegans see it, apparently.

A “devastated” Australian vegan has taken her neighbors to court alleging they deliberately waft barbecue smoke rich in meat and fish smells across their shared boundary fence and into her property.

She also cited the smell of cigarettes and the sound of children playing with basketballs as adding to her profound discomfort.

The woman from Perth, Western Australia, said the amenity of her backyard has been destroyed because her meat eating neighbors on either side deliberately allow their cookout smells to waft into her yard.

Yes, this is just as nutty as it sounds.

“They’ve put it there so I smell fish, all I can smell is fish … I can’t go out there,” complainant Carden Carden told local outlet Nine News.

The massage therapist has been embroiled in her battle since late 2018.

After her claims were rejected by a tribunal on lack of evidence, she applied to the Supreme Court of Western Australia for right of appeal. It was also turned down in July.

Lawyer John Hammond said going to a higher court was an “extreme option” — but it hadn’t stopped Carden from seeking further legal relief and redress.

And if you think that this can’t happen here in the United States, you may be surprised.

In 2015, an environmental specialist in Pinellas County, Florida reprimanded a US citizen stating that he was prohibited from allowing the smoke from his barbecue grill to waft into his neighbor’s yard.  The authority warned the outdoor cooking enthusiast that he may have violated “air quality rules”.

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