We’ve all seen the shocking videos of animals being beaten and mistreated for the sake of ‘entertainment’ in circuses and they’re utterly heartbreaking.
In 2019, there’s simply no need for animals to be exploited in such a way – and it seems pretty bizarre that people can still get away with doing so.
However a circus in Germany is fighting back against the archaic norm, by making use of the latest technologies and providing an alternative take on the traditional circus show.
As well as a stunning acrobatic show, Circus Roncalli features groundbreaking true-to-size holograms of animals, including elephants, horses, monkeys and even fish.
Ok this is pretty amazing. Germany's Circus Roncalli uses Holograms instead of real animals to stop mistreatment and abuse that animals are subjected to in real circuses. pic.twitter.com/BzGF2eccGX— Monica (@desiboho) May 30, 2019
The circus has been around for decades, but recently they decided to replace the animals with 11 projectors, lasers and lenses strategically placed, meaning that no animals were used in shows anymore.
Thankfully the public is voting with their feet, and increasingly visiting shows where the performers get to choose instead of being forced to perform, Jan Creamer, president of Animal Defenders International, told The Dodo. This is the future of circus a performance everyone can enjoy and for which intelligent, sentient beings are not used and depicted as objects of entertainment.”
#CyberpunkisNow Holographic Circus – Circus Roncalli is a German circus founded in 1976. ??D?R?S (@hackermaderas) April 7, 2019
Optima created a system for the circus that fills the 32m wide x 5m deep circus arena with a holographic show with 360° visibility.
TY to all those who made me aware of this. pic.twitter.com/6vwnSTCH83
The German circus Roncalli has stopped using animals at its shows. Those attending the show can continue to enjoy animals through technology with a game of lights that everyone still enjoy and no one is exploted. ??#EcoWeAreOne #Vegan #saveanimals #animalsright #loveanimals pic.twitter.com/H9zvImeqBe— WE ARE ONE (@BetterOnMe) September 4, 2018