A woman was told no when she applyed for a passport because she was too annoying

Have you ever been considered so annoying that you were denighed any request?
Nancy Holten, 42, has and she moved to Switzerland from the Netherlands when she was eight years old and now has children who are Swiss nationals.
Never mind that she has been living in switzerland for 34 years. The people of Gipf-Oberfrick in the canton of Aargau rejected her application to receive a swiss passport. The issue all stems from her distain for the use of cowbells on the local cows.
Ms Holten, a vegan and animal rights activist, has campaigned against the use of cowbells in the village and her actions have annoyed the locals. Her views are that the cowbells are heavy
“The animals carry around five kilograms (11 pounds) around their neck. It causes friction and burns to their skin.”
She added: “The sound that cow bells make is a hundred decibel. It is comparable with a pneumatic drill. We also would not want such a thing hanging close to our ears?” This is a quote from one of the people who doesn’t like her.
Tanja Suter, the president of the local Swiss People’s Party, claimed Ms Holten has a “big mouth” and that residents did not want to grant her citizenship “if she annoys us and doesn’t respect our traditions”.
People have a say in this. Local residents in Switzerland often have a say in citizenship applications, which are decided by the cantons and towns where the applicants live rather than federal government.
It is still very difficult to be granted Swiss citizenship and being born in the country does not give the children or even the grandchildren of immigrants the automatic right to be Swiss.


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