This Circus Uses Holograms Instead Of Real Animals To Fight Mistreatment


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.

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.”