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 FacebookBut in any event, please come back often!


Less Given To Animal Charities, But Tsū Social Network Helps

While some charity reports have stated that bequests to animal charities far outweigh donations to human causes, and that there are more fundraisers for animals, the evidence doesn't support this thesis. On November 11th, the Mirror in the UK reported that huge donations bequeathed to dogs and cats dwarf those going to good causes helping vulnerable and abused children.

Barn Owl's & Red Fox's Blood-Curdling Screeches On All Hallows' Eve

Bats, black cats, crows and spiders often get the bad rap for the creatures most likely to scare on Halloween. But are they the only ones that go bump in the night sending chills up and down your spine? Or are there others just as menacing and worthy of scaring the heck out of trick 'n treaters, young and old?

The Clooneys Add To Their Growing Family

America may not have royalty to put up on a pedestal, but we do have one couple that comes pretty darn close . . . namely, the Clooneys! And while, Amal Clooney is not in the family-way, per se, the Hollywood couple recently added to growing brood . . . 

Rescue & Shelter Dogs Parade Their Support For Mets To Win In World Series

The Mets might have lost the first game of the 2015 World Series by one run on October 27 —  but it certainly wasn’t due to lack of support from its fans . . . namely those of the canine variety. Rescue and shelter dogs, along with pet owners were appropriately dressed in New York Mets garb to parade ceremoniously in Manhattan. This was a celebration to kick-off the start of the World Series . . .

Michael Vick’s ‘Vicktory Dogs’ are ‘The Champions’ In New Documentary

Nothing could ever right the wrongs perpetrated by NFL quarterback Michael Vick and his now infamous dog fighting matches of 2007 -- even though he was caught and pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges. One has to only wonder why he wasn't brought to justice sooner as surely the name: ‘Bad Newz Kennels’ should have been a tip-off to the authorities.

No Longer Need An Act Of Congress For Pets To Ride Trains

The bad news: While the ‘Pets on Trains Act of 2015’ was introduced on February 3, 2015 by Republican Representative Jeff Denham, this bill has still not become law. If passed, it would allow passengers to transport domesticated cats or dogs on certain trains in the U.S..

Songbirds Honored The Fallen on 9/11/15

The iconic beams of light that visually replicate the World Trade Center's Twin Towers were turned off several times on the evening of 9/11. The annual “Tribute in Light”  disappeared shortly after 9 p.m. three times causing confusion among those viewing this year's memorial.

Twin Pandas Fathered by Two Fathers?

It was a heart-breaking story for the world to learn of the Smithsonian National Zoo’s panda-in-resident giving birth to twins cubs (August 22), only to have one die days later. Pandas are famously challenged to breed in captivity and the twin birth presented an even greater hurdle for 17-year old Mei Xiang, the mother. More shocking was the fact that this female was inseminated by two male pandas.

The Circus is NOT Coming to Town?

If U.S. Representative Jim Moran had had his way, the days of traveling circuses would have already come to an end. That’s right . . . “lions and tigers and bears . . . oh no!”  In 2014, he took an historic stand for animals by reintroducing the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (H.R. 4525), which would end the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling circuses, over concerns about their welfare and safety risks they pose to us.

Elton John & Edward Snowden Are Now Swimming With The Fishes

Betcha’ you’re thinking that with a headline like that, you might have missed some breaking news? What could this unlikely duo possibly have in common and why might they be found at the bottom of the sea, alongside Davy Jones’ locker?

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