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 Facebook! But in any event, please come back often!

Five Ways To Help Australian Animals Affected By Bushfires
Posted on February 25, 2020

Eastern Australia is still in the midst of a serious drought. This coupled by record high temps  (with some areas reaching up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit) has created an environmental tinderbox on a scale unlike any other in history.

Trump-like 'Dermophis donaldtrumpi' The Harbinger Of Climate Change
Posted on February 24, 2020

As the song goes . . . isn't it ironic? 🎶 EnviroBuild, a company that makes sustainable building materials, paid for the rights to name a worm-like creature Dermophis donaldtrumpi.

The "Call of The Wild's" CGI Dog vs Real Dogs Of Cinema
Posted on February 23, 2020

There's been a sizable amount of controversy over the recent release and remake of 'The Call of the Wild,' as it pertains to its use of CGI for one of its lead characters namely Buck.

Arctic Birds In South Carolina - What Could Be Fina?
Posted on February 21, 2020

Whether it be for relocation, or simply for seasonal staycations, it's not only northern homo sapiens heading to warmer southern climes during the winter months. It's also our birds.

Resurrecting A Dinosaur, Jurassic Style?
Posted on February 19, 2020

For those who remember, Michael Crichton was the catalyst of the Jurassic Park science fiction film franchise. It was his first novel of the same name published in 1990 that got those genomes stirring.

Could The Bengal Tiger Rebound From Extinction?
Posted on February 17, 2020

There are mixed reports as to the exact number of Bengal Tigers left in the wild today? Their habitat loss caused by deforestation and hunting by human poachers has reduced the population substantially.

Antarctic Penguin's 105-Year Cover-up On 'Sexual Depravity' Revealed
Posted on February 16, 2020

It was buried from public view over 100 years for being too "graphic."

Inspector Clouseau Is The Only "Pink Manta" In The World
Posted on February 14, 2020

While the bushfires having dominated the Australian press, there's been little attention to a rare fish spotted off of the continent's Great Barrier Reef.

Who Are Buddy & Truman Buttigieg, Bailey Warren & Cody Bloomberg?
Posted on February 11, 2020

One might ask: Who are Truman & Buddy Buttigieg, Bailey Warren & Burlington Bloomberg? Are they relatives of the Democratic presidential candidates?

Academy Award Winner Promotes Animal Advocacy & Fights Specieism
Posted on February 10, 2020

Too often, we dismiss the concept of 'celebrity.' We think their wealth bonds them as 'elites' who don't need to think or care about societal issues.

Australian Solders Risking Their Lives Saving Koalas
Posted on February 8, 2020

Soldiers from the Australian Army are saving koalas. They are risking their lives to fight the onslaught of bushfires in the country.

Save Our Turtles. Stop Using Plastic. Recycle The Plastic.
Posted on February 6, 2020

It's sad when our turtles are found with ingested plastic. Most recently in Boca Raton, Florida, a veterinarian took in a tiny loggerhead turtle to her clinic.

Wildlife Vs. War: Who Wins On The DMZ Zone?
Posted on February 4, 2020

What separates North and South Korea? Most folks would say "the DMZ Zone." However, what about this statement?: "150- by 2.5-mile area created in 1953 is now home to more than 100 endangered & protected species."

Puppy Bowl XVI: Adorable Adoptable Animal Amateurs On Animal Planet
Posted on February 2, 2020

"Adorable Adoptable Animal Amateurs On Animal Planet" is a mouthful. So, what's it all about? No, I'm not talking about the Groundhog seeing his shadow, or whether winter or spring comes sooner or later this year.

Happy Valentine Doo-Bee Day & Help Grow Bee Population
Posted on January 31, 2020

If you're a bee lover, perhaps for Valentine's Day this year, you can help them avoid extinction. You can do this by growing some Cannabis in your garden (that is, if it's legal in your state?).

Trophy Hunting To Save Endangered Species Is A Counterintuitive
Posted on January 30, 2020

This issue is complex and counterintuitive.

Fur-get The Warm Coats, There's a Fur-Free Revolution In America
Posted on January 29, 2020

We were fortunate enough to have had the luxuries of 2 cars, large yards for play and special consideration for my Mom. I remember how proud she was when she received her first fur coat.

A Billion Animals Perished & Some Species May Be Wiped Out
Posted on January 28, 2020

In January of the new year, twenty-five people and more than one billion animals have perished in the Australia bushfires, which continues to burn.

Climate Change Forcing Polar Bears To Leave Arctic & Diet On Plastic
Posted on January 26, 2020

It's sad to witness photos of emaciated polar bears, as more and more of them appear in press releases and research studies.

Operating On Fibropapillomatosis In Sea Turtles
Posted on January 23, 2020

Fibropapillomatosis (FP) in sea turtles is a debilitating, infectious disease characterized by single or multiple tumors that may develop anywhere on a turtle's body.

Does Tens Of 1000s Years Matter For Wolves To Play Fetch?
Posted on January 20, 2020

Domestication of our dogs has come a long way, Rover. The first steps on the long road to leashes and puppy chow may have taken tens of 1000s' of years.

Wombats, The Super Heroes Of The Australian Bushfires
Posted on January 18, 2020

Who would have a thunk a tiny short-legged quadrupedal marsupial of Australia would have been saluted as the 'Super Hero of the Bushfires.' Weighing in at 55lbs on average and only 40 inches . . .

Scorched Earth Takes On New Meaning For Aussies Starving Animals
Posted on January 17, 2020

'Scorched Earth' references a military strategy that aims to destroy anything that might be useful to the enemy when retreating from a position. However in 2019, it takes on a new meaning, specifically in Australia.

Yellowstone Grizzlies Overrules The White House
Posted on January 16, 2020

Grizzlies are one of the most sizable wildlife creatures in the animal kingdom.

Cheetahs Prove That Cats & Dogs Can Get Along
Posted on January 13, 2020

There's a lot of animal stories online these days about the unusual pairing of animals, where one species becomes the BFF of another.