Pets, Animals & Social Media by Ron Callari

Welcome to my Homepage. As a freelance writer and editorial cartoonist, my published work explores current trends on the digital horizon, social media, humor, politics and innovation. I treat global geo-political issues with the same weight of importance as cartoons and Twitter.

Also keenly interested in the safety of our pets, and will be writing here about various issues pertinent to pet travel, pet innovation and how social media intersects with the pet world.

Ron has also been a contributing writer for InventorSpot - the most popular invention site in the world, where he focuses on social media issues and evolving technology.

In a world where we are barraged daily by data overload, I try to cut through the clutter by delivering new insights with off-center, but hopefully insightful commentary. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow. If you need a friend, let's connect on Facebook! But in any event, please come back often!

Wildlife 'Social Distancing' Comes Nature-ally
Posted on April 2, 2020

Humans had to be instructed about the necessity for 'social distancing.' For animals, they are born with a sensitivity to detect diseases in others, in advance.

During COVID-19, Olive Ridley Turtles Survival Rate Up In India
Posted on March 31, 2020

While the mortality of humans in Rushikulya River [Odisha], India is in great peril of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a direct correlation, the survival rate of the Olive Ridley sea turtles has risen markedly in the same region.

'Animal Crossing' For Those Sheltering In Place During COVID-19
Posted on March 29, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons just might be what the doctor ordered.

We May Have Descended From A Worm?
Posted on March 27, 2020

Oh my God, can it be? I wonder if Ancestry.com knows about this?

Animals In The Time Of Cholera vs Covid-19
Posted on March 26, 2020

How does cholera or COVID-19 affect animals and is there any transference to humans?

Bird That's Eluded Scientists & Birders For Years
Posted on March 25, 2020

Surprisingly a bird indigenous to the Philippines has eluded scientists and birders.

Unlikely Interspecies-Friendship: The Odd Couple Of A Fox & Badger
Posted on March 23, 2020

Of late date, the Internet appears wildly attracted to stories and videos about "interspecies friendships" between two or more animals.

During COVID-19, No Need To Leave Home To Be Entertained By Zoo & Shelter Animals
Posted on March 20, 2020

As they say: as one door shuts, another opens. So is the case with most of our public attractions and events in today's critical times.

Capturing An Osprey Mid-Hunt Gains Over 30K Likes Online
Posted on March 18, 2020

When it spots its prey while in flight over a body of water, it can dive 100 feet to capture fish for dinner. Simultaneously, while not missing a beat a photographer was able to capture each phase of an osprey's plunge on camera.

What's Up With Those Shark Teeth?
Posted on March 16, 2020

What's up with these old megalodan teeth? And why have they created such a frenzy?

 

 

 

If Dogs Act Like Humans, Might They Be Able To Shrink You?
Posted on March 15, 2020

Can they determine if your trustworthy or a liar?  Do they truly love you? In essence, can they shrink you? A new study brings new light to dogs being sentient beings just like us.

 

 

 

Can We Get Tufted Coquette Hummingbirds A Visa?
Posted on March 11, 2020

It occurs in northeastern South America from Venezuela east across the Guianas to northeastern Brazil. Sightings indicate they are best found in elevations of 500m (.3 miles). But can they travel distances?

Statures Honoring Military Dogs Raises Issues With Dogs Of War
Posted on March 10, 2020

Artists have found ways to give them a fitting tribute in two memorial works of art. That's an appropriate gesture as well. But what about their status on the battlefield?

Paul Winter Soars With Flyways & Migratory Birds
Posted on March 9, 2020

The Great Rift Valley Flyway which connects Europe, Asia, and Africa is one of the globe's most essential bird migratory corridors. This instinctual passage is comprised of five hundred million birds of 350 species.

DIY Baby Kangaroo Sanctuary Established By Kangaroo Dundee
Posted on March 7, 2020

Australia and have dispersed orphaned baby kangaroos to forage on their own. Fortunately, the Kangaroo Sanctuary, established in 2005, has over 188-acre wildlife acreage and medical services to tend to them.

China's Greed For Red Ivory Has Sent The Helmeted Hornbill Packing
Posted on March 6, 2020

One story that's slipped under the radar is the potential extinction of the helmeted hornbill of Southeast Asia.

Crushing On Elephants Is Not What You Think
Posted on March 4, 2020

There's a long list of cruelty to elephants in the name of entertainment, trophy hunting and tourism. To that list, 'elephant crushing' is another form of maltreatment that needs to be added to the list.

 

 

Are Our Puts Susceptible To Coronavirus?
Posted on March 3, 2020

As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe and has been currently spotted on the West coast of the U.S., it is natural to worry about our own safety as well as that of our family and friends.

Puma: Ghost Cat, Extinct Or Non-Existent?
Posted on March 2, 2020

The Eastern puma. Ghost cat. Catamount. Painter. Panther. Mountain lion. Cougar. The many names given the nation's largest cat convey the mystery surrounding this solitary carnivore.

Toothfully, Treating Canine Teeth Is Serious Business
Posted on March 2, 2020

Dogs of your youth probably never saw a toothbrush, let alone use one. Yet, we thought they lived happy and healthy lives. So, why do veterinarians today insist on daily oral care?

Tall Tale Of A Woman Who Stuck Her Neck Out For Giraffes
Posted on February 28, 2020

Anne Innis Dagg doesn't get the same level of acclaim bestowed upon Jane Goodall or Dian Fossey, even though she paved a path of study, yea

Finding Rover: Free Facial App For Lost Pets
Posted on February 27, 2020

A new app aptly named 'Finding Rover' makes relocating lost pets a snap . . . erh, make that a "click".

The Street Vet Treats The Homeless' Pets
Posted on February 26, 2020

The 49-year-old animal lover and veterinarian Kwane Stewart has been aptly named "The Street Vet." Little did he know with all his schooling, he would spend his extracurricular time on the ground, fixing the needy.

Five Ways To Help Australian Animals Affected By Bushfires
Posted on February 25, 2020

Eastern Australia is still in the midst of a serious drought. This coupled by record high temps  (with some areas reaching up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit) has created an environmental tinderbox on a scale unlike any other in history.

Trump-like 'Dermophis donaldtrumpi' The Harbinger Of Climate Change
Posted on February 24, 2020

As the song goes . . . isn't it ironic? 🎶 EnviroBuild, a company that makes sustainable building materials, paid for the rights to name a worm-like creature Dermophis donaldtrumpi.