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Cock-a-doodle-can-doo: court gives noisy Maurice something to crow about

'Noisy' rooster comes out on top after retired couple took their neighbour to court because of the racket

AFP

The owner of famed French rooster Maurice emerged victorious on Thursday from a legal battle with her neighbours over his early-morning crowing, with a court upholding the bird’s right to sing in the day.

The case brought by the neighbours of Maurice’s owner Corinne Fesseau has made headlines around the world, and is seen as symptomatic of the tensions in the countryside between rural folk and holiday-home owners.

“Maurice won and the plaintiffs must pay his owner €1,000 (R16,400) in damages,” Fesseau’s lawyer, Julien Papineau, said...

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