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September 05, 2019 - The Guardian

Maurice the noisy cockerel can keep crowing, court rules

Maurice the noisy cockerel can keep crowing, court rules
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At last Maurice the cockerel has something to crow about.

A court has ruled that France’s most famous rooster can carry on with his dawn chorus, in a legal case that has pitted town against country.

Two retired farmers with a second home on the island complained that Maurice was making an abnormal racket when he crowed at 6.30am and was disturbing the peace during their holidays. They wanted the bird removed from his home or made to shut up, which triggered an “I am Maurice” support campaign on social media.

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