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Dave Dillon
Dave Dillon campaign leader



The Petition I started on 03 February 2012 is going well and has almost 50% of the signatures required so please if you have not done so please could you do it now?
I sent letters to different people involved in the organisation of this Song Contest and have received one reply so far. It is from the EBU Communications Department those involved in broadcasting the event!
Was it a favourable reply? No chance!
I have posted the reply below. Any comment is very welcome.
Dear Mr. Dillon,

I thank you for writing to the European Broadcasting Union expressing your concerns on the issues concerning animals in Baku.

The EBU is an association of public service media organizations. We promote cooperation between broadcasters and facilitate the exchange of audiovisual content. While the EBU is very concerned about the issues that have taken place concerning animals in Baku in the last years it is not within our scope to take on issues concerning animal rights.

There are many organizations that are using the Eurovision Song Contest to highlight their causes. This, of course, is natural as the international spotlight is on the host country exposing them to much scrutiny. This spotlight often brings up issues before unearthed which we believe is good. Situations in many host countries over the years with various social and political backdrops have changed because of this global attention. The Eurovision Song Contest however remains true to its apolitical spirit. It has done so for the over 56 years and the success of this cross-border event which units millions can largely be attributed to this.

Yours sincerely,

EBU Communications Department
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