For a very long time, people couldn’t have imagined a circus without horses, elephants, monkeys, and lions. But recently, the Circus Roncalli in Germany has shunned tradition, swapping flesh and blood for holograms. The shows, however, remain just as spectacular.
Circus Roncalli has been entertaining crowds with its animal shows since 1976. In the name of entertainment, live animals are often kept captive and subjected to torture and inhumane living conditions. To reduce the typical mistreatment and abuse of circus animals, Circus Roncalli, which was founded in 1976, decided to eliminate live animal performances from their lineup, 2018 in an attempt to fight against animal cruelty in the industry.
Hopefully many more decide to follow in Roncalli’s footsteps putting animals well being and lives over profit and entertainment.