French rooster owner looks to new law to fight off noise complaint – Rights History
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French rooster owner looks to new law to fight off noise complaint

Legislation protecting countryside’s ‘sensory heritage’ could scupper damages claim over bird’s crowing

A rooster named Pitikok has ruffled feathers in southern France – and is now poised to test the limits of the law.

A neighbour fed up with the bird’s crowing has taken the owner to court. But she could be spared a penalty under new legislation protecting the “sensory heritage” of the countryside, from noisy church bells to the smell of farmyard animals.

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