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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If You Don’t Drink The Water In Flint, Neither Should Your Pets

 It's a simple premise -- as old as the Golden Rule. Treat your pets the same as you'd like to be treated -- the same as any other member of your family. The water contamination and lead poisoning crisis that occurred in Flint, Michigan is a cautionary tale, not only for their community, but for other towns throughout the U.S. that have similar, but unreported issues.

Spidey Skills For Mankind: Slim To None

As much as that fictional superhero has occupied our zeitgeist for the last several decades, the science behind man acquiring the DNA of Spider-Man is extremely low, according to new research. A recent study announced by the University of Cambridge pointed to geckos as the largest animals able to scale smooth vertical walls.

Our Pets’ Homage To The Eyes Of The Great David Bowie

David Bowie’s body of eclectic body of work elevated songwriting, performance art and acting to another art level. His contributions are so memorable that just the mere mention of Ziggy Stardust, Life on Mars and the Elephant Man transports us immediately to the time when he first introduced them, all those years ago. His artistry was chameleon-like as he made us appreciate him more and more with each transformation. 

Copyright Case: To Thine Own Selfie Be True, Unless You’re A Monkey?

Last year, Wikipedia posted ‘selfies’ taken by a female Indonesian macaque monkey with the disclaimer: “This file is in the public domain, because as the work of a non-human animal, it has no human author in whom copyright is vested.” On the other hand, PETA and other animal rights advocacy groups feel differently.

Dogs Helping The ‘Fear Of Flying’ Aviophobes At Airports

It might be the 21st Century, but according a few reputable sources, there is approximately 30-percent of us who still fear flying the friendly skies. With instances of plane crashes and those that have gone MIA in recent years, the ‘clenched fist’ crowd is here to tell you, the idea of boarding a plane is disconcerting to some and utterable terrifying for others.

We’ve Got Your Pets Covered For Star Wars, Literally!

As Star Wars mania circumnavigates the globe, pet owners will be happy to learn they can include their pets in on the excitement of it all, as well. To celebrate the much-anticipated launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ we combed the Internet to find some of the most appropriate costumes for your pet pooches and pusses.

Evolution Speeding Up From The Days Of Land-Dwelling Whales

As many of us learned in our high school biology classes of yesteryear, the evolution of animals can take thousands of years, or more. Yes, you might say it moves at a snail's pace. The process is of course different for each species as the speed differs from organism to organism.

Cat Videos Will Sell ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ Summer of 2016

‘The Secret Lives of Pets’ will be a blockbuster when it premieres in the summer of 2016 if our fascination with Internet cat videos are any indication. According to a recent Forbes’ report, “60 of the best Internet content involves videos of cats being cats.”

2015, Watershed Year for Animal Rights

 According to many animal advocates, this year had the highest impact for animals, ever. And animal advocacy has had a long history from the early teachings of Buddha and nonviolence to Saint Francis’ doctrines of kindness to all living creatures to current times where the United States alone now counts more than 20,00 animal protection groups.


Like An Aesop Fable, Goat Goes Toe-to-Toe With Tiger!

We’re all familiar with real-life stories sometimes being stranger than fiction. But how about an Aesop Fable? In the case of Aesop’s ’The Goat and the Tiger’ we learn of a goat chastising a tiger from his protective vantage point of his owner’s roof.


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