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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 11:59 AM

German Circus Replaces Live Animals With Cruelty-Free Holograms



Circus Roncalli in Germany recently unveiled a stunning and innovative act featuring computer-generated holograms of wild animals. The act — brought to life by projectors, lasers and lenses — is not only enchanting to watch, but also completely cruelty-free.

Circuses have been entertaining people throughout the world for centuries, but they’ve recently come under scrutiny for their treatment of the animals used in their shows. The failure of the circus industry to effectively address these concerns has resulted in dwindling ticket sales.

Circus acts commonly feature wild animals, including elephants, tigers and camels. While in the wild, these species traverse vast ecosystems where they can express their natural behaviors. But in the circus, they are forced to live in captivity and be carted from show to show.

According to PAWS, circus animals spend almost 96 percent of their lives in chains or cages. Many animals have minimal stimulation. And highly social species, such as elephants, may be isolated from conspecifics. This deprivation can have serious deleterious effects on the mental well-being of animals, who often display signs of distress while in the circus.

When the animals are performing, they may be forced to do demeaning tricks that treat these majestic species as props for human entertainment. The tricks, such as having elephants perform handstands, are far outside the animals’ normal behavior.

https://www.care2.com/causes/german-circus-replaces-live-animals-with-cruelty-free-holograms.html

Love it! I'd go see this in a heartbeat.

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Reply German Circus Replaces Live Animals With Cruelty-Free Holograms (Original post)
Bayard Jun 17 OP
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hunter Jun 17 #9

Response to Bayard (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:03 PM

1. Cool laser light show

More benefits accrue: you don’t have to feed the holograms, the equipment to generate them fits in an Anvil Case, and the holograms won’t eat the audience if they get loose.

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:24 PM

2. and you can have long extinct animals in the show

Have a T-rex do handstands.

Or a sabre tooth cat leap through a hoop.

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:32 PM

3. Good News!!!

time for live animals to stop being exploited

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:43 PM

4. Fascinating! 👍👍

Circuses should be outlawed throughout the world.

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 01:58 PM

5. all in sync to pink floyd. ;) nt

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 02:12 PM

6. Wonderful!

The holograms can't take revenge on mankind for our past crimes against the animal world...yet.

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 02:27 PM

7. Great

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 02:46 PM

8. Wonderful!

May this mark the beginning of the end for circus animal abuse!

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 03:02 PM

9. Okay, now what are we going to do about all the humans living in captivity?

Working in some shit job five or six days a week, or multiple jobs, and coming home to watch Fox News as you eat your highly processed food microwave dinner and drink your shit beer is no way to live.

Bloody hell, our President and Vice President are themselves captive circus animals, as is the majority of our Senate.

We need to fix that.



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