The incident took place in the village of Vinzieux in the southeast of the country. A neighbor shot at the rooster and hit him with an iron rod. According to pet owner Sébastien Verney, he also poisoned the crop in the garden.
He had never complained before. “If we did, we would find a solution,” Verney told Le Figaro. According to him, his wife was shocked to discover that a neighbor was moving a firearm on their property. “And our raspberries, beans and tomatoes are completely brown … Can you imagine having children eat them?”
Verney now wants the rooster̵
Martel’s case is reminiscent of Maurice’s rooster case from the French island of Oléron, which also ended in court. A bird song in the morning disturbed a couple of pensioners when they stayed at their house. The court ruled last year that Maurice was allowed to continue crowing, but in June this year, the male died.