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!

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Cecil The Lion, King Of The Hill, ‘A’ Number One

The story of Cecil the Lion is now ubiquitous. His tragic ending at the hands of a nihilistic American hunter has been rebuked as pure savagery. Much has been written and captured on video. This past week, Jericho, Cecil’s brother also received global attention when it was erroneously reported that he too was killed by poachers.

Fear For Cecil The Lion’s Cubs After Uncle Was Initially Reported Killed

In the wake of Cecil the Lion brutal killing last month and his murder receiving condemnation from around the world, it was initially reported that Cecil’s brother Jericho was also killed by a hunter August 1, according to an announcement issued by the Zimbabwe Conservation Task force. Like something ripped from the Disney animated film, The Lion King, this potential tragedy had Cecil’s line of succession in potential danger — this time, not at the hands of humans, but by fellow lions.

Dr. Seuss Fans Get A Treat This Week With New Book All About Pets

He passed away in 1991, but his body of work lives on and is still as fresh and relevant today, as it was when we were growing up. Now, you can add to that legacy yet a new tome - one that’s being lauded as “pure Seussian magic (with) loopy drawings, crazy rhymes, kids taking charge and even a little mystery at the end,” according to a NY Daily News review.

Euthanasia Halted By Photo Going Viral On Facebook

While many of us might dismiss yet another ‘cute’ dog photo going viral online, there was one this past week that was just so heartbreaking, it actually saved the lives of a couple of pups who from all appearances resisted being separated. For those who don’t know what a ‘high kill’ shelter entails, it sets a time limit on just how long rescue animals can be housed before they are euthanized.

Instagranimals, More Famous Than Their Instagramming Masters

Instagram has disrupted our lives in a good way. It’s given us the opportunity to share some of our favorite memories with family, friends and followers instantaneously and globally. More so than Twitter which is limited to 140 characters, it’s impact is exponentially greater because it’s visual. It’s the 21st Century’s reiteration of that old adage: “a picture is worth a thousand words!”

Tsū Network Allows For Social Giving To Animals

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter were perhaps the first to create an opportunity for charitable organizations and foundations to set up a presence in the social media space. However, more currently they have been overshadowed by a young upstart social network called Tsu, which in its short 9-month tenure has earned a solid reputation as the go-to platform for social giving, particularly when it comes to animals.

Leaping Lizards Batman, Your Look-A-likes Can Fly

What animal looks like Batman, weighs more than a ton, can grow to 30 feet in width and is able to fly? While it could be mistaken for a prehistoric bird, we’re talking about a manta ray (aka “flying mobula”). And they’re often captured on film bursting out of the ocean ascending as high 9 feet in the air.

Same-Sex Unions In Animal Kingdom Set A Precedent 560 Million Years Ago

While it just took 9 judges (with a 5-4 vote) to deliberate on the historic decision allowing same-sex marriages in the United States, there’s been no need for such formality in the animal kingdom. In fact, homosexual behavior in the animal kingdom has been around since our co-inhabitants first walked the Earth some 560 million years ago.

Make It A Safe ‘Inde-Pet-Dance’ Day this 4th

The 4th of July is a day of celebration for U.S. citizens throughout all 50 states. Participating in America’s birthday includes picnicking, family get-togethers, hot dogs, libations . . . all culminating with a festive evening of fireworks and light shows. For humans the grand ole flag means a grand ole time . . . for our pets however . . . not so much.

Are Kangaroos Considered Gauche?

Gibble-fisted, wrong-handers and sinistrals are just a few of the derogatory terms used to label those that favor one hand over another. Left-handers it seems have to bear the brunt of name-calling in a society, which thinks less of those who use the wrong hand for the right things. However, while only 10 percent of humans favor their right hand for writing, throwing a ball and most other daily activities, kangaroos display . . .


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