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Pets & Animals & Social Media by Ron Callari

Ron CallariRon CallariWelcome 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, 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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Rainforest Creature Big Like Puppy, But No Webmaster

Their leg span reaches nearly a foot and they weigh almost 6 ounces. That’s the size of a young puppy. Their tips and claws make a thundering sound when they walk, not unlike a horse’s hooves hitting the the trail, and the barbed bristles that cover its abdomen can injure potential attackers.

Doves vs Feral Pigeons, Birds Of A Feather Or 2nd-Class Citizens?

Generally speaking, the terms “dove” and “pigeon” are used interchangeably. And rightfully so, since both birds are members of the same bird clade, Columbidiae, which constitutes approximately 310 species. In the ornithological world, "dove" tends to be used for the smaller of the species and "pigeon" for larger ones.

Putin Uses Animals To Soften & Embolden His Image Globally

It’s a strange paradox to think of the Russian leader whose current image is that of a threatening totalitarian dictator could also be fond of a wide variety of animals, both domestic and wild. With mounting American and European sanctions, his hands have been slapped countless times for his overt military aggression against the Ukraine. And when The Malaysian Arilines Boeing 777 was shot down on July 17th, . . .

 


Will Swapping Genes Allow Animals To Become Super Creatures?

Looking into the future, if man was to discover alien life-forms with super abilities such as flight or X-ray vision, would we want to add those genes to our current DNA make-up to give humans a bit of an evolutionary push? Sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, don’t you think? Yet, currently underway in laboratories around the world, research teams our testing out whether human gene transplants in animals can improve. . .

Could 'Be Kind to Animals Or I'll Kill You' Ever Be A Fashion Statement?

Well, them’s the fighting words Morrissey (aka Moz), controversial singer and former frontman for the ‘Smiths’ has emblazoned on garb he’s hawking on his new online shop. At the eCommerce site called the “Mporium,” you’ll find T-shirts labeled with the offensive and threatening warning, “BE KIND TO ANIMALS OR I'LL KILL YOU."

Her Name Is Olivia Poop & She’s A Fixer!

The Pet Collective has done it again. Their hilarious recent video parody was just released and appropriately timed to debut just one day prior to the first episode of the fourth season of the smash TV hit show, Scandal to air September 25.

Pets To Receive Animal Cruelty Protection, In Wake Of NFL Cases

While violence against women and children have occupied the headlines of late date, due to the firestorm ignited by NFL player Ray Rice against his wife, less has been reported about the changes to the current status of animal protection. But good news -  this week, according to CatChannel.com, crimes against animals will receive the same treatment as major offenses such as murder, assault and arson.

Girlhood & Animals, A Coming of Age Photo-Drama

Similar to the recent release of the full-length movie, Boyhood, Robin Schwartz’ photobook Amelia & the Animals, captures her daughter’s life from ages 3 to 14. However differing from the movie, this child is filmed over time interacting with a series of animals -- animals that most other children could only dream about engaging with.

Who Knew Animals Could Out Smart Humans?

The next time you see yourself paling in comparison to those who’ve won the Nobel Peace Prize or you've failed to find a cure for cancer, bear in mind in addition to being outdone by your fellow man, you may also be outflanked by a few super animals. Some of them have innate abilities that a lot of humans need college degrees to match up.

Dolphin Tale’s Aquarium Says NO To ‘Show Must Go On’

In the literal and figurative wake of the controversy that emerged at SeaWorld, and the subsequent film “Blackfish” that documented it, it’s not surprising that the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida decided to bring down the curtain on using dolphins for entertainment purposes.


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