An animal-rights activist who campaigned against the use of cowbells in a quaint Swiss village is getting her comeuppance, thanks to a few peeved village residents.
Vegan model Nancy Holten was denied a Swiss passport because she’s too obnoxious. Tanja Suter, the president of the local branch of the Swiss People’s Party, said “She annoys us and doesn’t respect our traditions,” so she should not be granted citizenship, Suter told the Daily Mail.
Urs Treier, a spokesman for the Gipf-Oberfrick administration, which reviews passport applications, told European news site the Local that it wasn’t that Holten was rejected simply for her opinion, but that she has been so vocal and public about her rejection of Swiss traditions like hunting, pig races and the tolling of the town’s church bells.
As a professional, full-time obnoxious myself, I see the danger in this: where would I live? But the idea of barring some loudmouth who's against pig racing is sooo attractive.