An invitation to meat lovers to stage a grill-off protest outside the home of a Perth vegan who took her neighbours to court over barbecued fish smells “has far too many logistical concerns to actually come to fruition”, the organiser says.
Cilla Carden complained to the State Administrative Tribunal about the smells that wafted into her garden, the sounds of chairs on concrete, children playing, pet birds and other beefs but was unsuccessful.
She then appealed to the WA Supreme Court but her case, which has gained international interest, was dismissed.
Bailey Mason – who describes himself on Facebook as a “Warrior for Animals” – had posted Ms Carden’s address on the social media site to advertise a community barbecue “in protest of her actions”.
“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,” the post reads.
“BYO hotdog buns, p.s. NO VEGANS.”
But he later issued a statement saying the peaceful protest, slated for October 19, would not go ahead and he did not condone the harassment of Ms Carden or trespass onto her land.
More than 6600 Facebook members had said they would attend while a further 15,000 flagged interest.
“We did this to highlight the constant struggle our farmers are enduring to keep our country fed and safe from vegan extremists,” Mr Mason said.
“Our farmers are constantly having their crops sabotaged, properties vandalised and broken into, families terrified and animals stolen or killed by these militant vegan warriors.”
He then urged supporters to donate money to the charity for farmers Drought Angels.
Facebook users from around the world responded to the invitation, with a Texan writing: “Roast animals in my honor (sic). Make sure to blow the greasy smoke at miss, can’t be wrong”.
Another man wrote: “Despite the woman’s obvious issues, this event is bullying on a massive scale. Come to your senses and call it off.”
Ms Carden and her lawyer John Hammond were sought for comment.