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German Circus Replaces Animals with Stunning Holograms

German Circus Replaces Animals with Stunning Holograms

Circus Roncalli says no to animal cruelty and yes to technology.

A circus in Germany is fighting against animal cruelty by ditching flesh and blood animal performers for holographic ones.

Circus Roncalli has replaced its animal acts with breathtaking 3D projections. The long-running circus says there is too much cruelty in the industry.Circus Roncalli has been a big player in the European circus scene since 1976, but they are turning their back on the use of traditional animals and instead wholeheartedly embracing technology.

Eleven projectors transform stadium

The spectacular animals are visible from every seat in the room. The circus collaborated with Bluebox to create the stunning visuals. Bluebox chose Optoma projectors to make the cruelty free circus come to life.

irger Wunderlich at Bluebox stated: “We have been using Optoma projectors for 6 years and have consistently had a very positive experience in price, performance, and reliability. We needed a high contrast projector with great colors for the 3D effect and the ZU850’s 2,000,000:1 contrast is perfect for this project.”

Long history of cruelty

Circuses have been the target of animals activists for some time. Critics using animals for entertainment claim the animals are mistreated, over-trained and live in cramped condition due to constant traveling.

Animals are often struck or beaten if they misbehave and their training may involve the use of electric shocks. Animals can also experience loneliness and depression as there is often just a single species in each show. Animals have been used in live circus shows since 1782.