Circus Roncalli, a German circus that has been entertaining audiences since 1976, decided to make a drastic change swapping their live animals w/ hologram animals. It's now become a new circus for the new age making Circus Roncalli a Cruelty-Free Magical Experience for their audiences! The idea and concept was created by founder and director Bernhard Paul. He wanted to help with the changes in aid of fighting animal cruelty, where animals in captivity are living in grave conditions. Many activists accuse circuses of severe animal cruelty such as beating, starving and keeping their performing animals under the most unsanitary conditions. Forcing them to perform for massive crowds night after night on very tight schedules. This ends any talks of Cruelty to Animals when it comes to the Circus -Theater Roncalli.
The initial reaction of the Circus Roncalli audience when they first heard about live animals being switched out for hologram animals poured in. They received more than 20,000 emails and letters from all over the world. The feedback was 95% positive. In one year, their show 'Storyteller' had more than 600,000 visitors.The photos and videos have gone viral. Many other circuses were not happy w/ their change, especially ones w/ live animals. Bernhard Paul added 'Theater' to their name to make it known they were a 'Circus', but very close to a 'Theater Experience' too.