The rooster of Morris, who has become a symbol of rural life in France, died after being brought before the court because of his scream, which disturbed his neighbors traveling from the city to the countryside, according to his owner.
"He died from a cold last month, during the period of house isolation ... We found him dead in front of the chicken coop," said Corine Viseu, who had owned the rooster for 6 years. "Morris was a symbol of rural life and a hero," she added.
Last summer, the French judiciary allowed Maurice Dick to continue his crowing on the tourist island of Oleron in southwest France, rejecting the complaint of neighbors whose morning crunch was awakening them.
The case has become a symbol of the differences between "local residents" and newcomers from the cities, while the countryside's sounds and smells have been the subject of numerous judicial disputes for inconvenience.
This controversy, which had a great resonance in the global media, coincided with a media campaign to defend the voices and smells of rural areas, which prompted the parliamentarians, in particular, to pass a law proposal last January that incorporates the concept of "heritage of the senses" for rural areas into French law.