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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For Animal Lovers Seeking Summer Reading: 4 Book Suggestions

Summer is the perfect time to get your ‘read’ on! Whether you’re off to a lazy day at the beach, a picnic or just lounging at the pool, there’s nothing better than having a good book to past the time. For animal lovers, there’s a extra special treat when that book is about some of your favorite pets and animals.

Brexit Pets Might Not Lose Travel Benefits

While lawmakers, right wingers and isolationists might all be applauding their decision to leave the European Union, it’s possible that traveling to and from the EU with their pets may grow cumbersome in the very foreseeable future. Among all the macro-level economic theories pertaining to the effects of Britain’s decision to vacate the European premises, from a micro-level perspective, Brexit will be felt in smaller ways that may not work out all that well for pets and their pet owners.

Eco-Friendly Pets Are Good For The Environment

Leaving a smaller carbon footprint should not only be the sole goal of us humans. That outreach should be extended to our pets as well. Your four-legged pals should be entitled to the same clean environment as their owners. Today there are products and services that are biodegradable, recyclable, non-toxic, locally-made and organic.

Risky Business Selling Wildlife in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe currently faces a moral dilemma that doesn’t seem to have an easy solution. On the one hand, the natives face the most devastating drought their region has incurred in years. It places million of lives (both humans and wildlife) at critical risk. Rainfall is not expected in the country any time soon and President Rober Mugabe has declared a “state of disaster.” But on the other hand . . .

First Mammal To Go Extinct Is A Rat & No, It’s NOT Donald Trump!

As much as naysayers would like to continue critiquing ‘climate change’ as a conspiracy theory, this week the world is witness to an unfortunate milestone. According to recent scientific studies, climate change has claimed its first victim in the mammal species. And no, this particular victim is not a political animal — as many might favor. This mammal is an “adorable rodent” according to The Guardian known as the the Bramble Cay melomys. 

Seattle Barkery Has Gone To The Dogs

Have you ever taken your dog to the park and forgot to pack treats?  Or perhaps, it’s a special occasion and you’d like to personalize a birthday cake for your furry four-legged pal. Purchasing edibles from mobile vendors found in most green acre recreational areas don’t usually fit the bill, unless . . .


Final Salute To The Last 9/11 Search-and-Rescue Dogs

Bretagne (pronounced Brittany), a 16-year old golden retriever, and the last surviving search-and-rescue dogs from 9/11 was put to sleep on June 6th after a full life of dedicated service. Euthanized at a Houston-area veterinarian's office, Bretagne’s death led to an outpouring of tributes, including a tribute from the state Governor Greg Abbott. He tweeted: “Texas and America are forever grateful for Bretagne’s service.”

Gorillas In Our Midst, From Fiction To Reality

Last year Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones published an illustrated children’s book titled, “Gorillas In Our Midst.” It’s a tale that's sure to become a classic with all age groups, but especially with our little ones. In stark reality, current events have provided us with a snapshot at how meaningful these magnificent animals are to us, and how our engagements with gorillas don’t always end happy, especially when a child is involved.

Who Let The Dogs Out In California?

Dogs left in cars is nothing short of animal cruelty, particularly during the summertime. Dogs can incur critical health issues due to heat prostration. PETA has determined that canines can sustain brain damage or even suffer from heatstroke in just 15 minutes. Beating the heat is very difficult for our pooches, because they can only cool themselves by panting and sweating through their paw pads.

Giraffes’ Necks Come With Designer Genes

Everyone loves seeing a giraffe in motion. Their supple sinuous bodies seem to glide across the African plains whenever their caught in photos, on film or at the movies. But it’s their long sleek serpentine necks that distinguishes them from just about every other form of wildlife. So different, that one needs to ask how that remarkable attribute came to be?


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