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!

Posted on September 25, 2014

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

Posted on September 22, 2014

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

Posted on September 14, 2014

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

Posted on September 7, 2014

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

Posted on September 4, 2014

It’s seems incredulous that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) -- long respected as a champion for the rights of animals -- could reverse its position on SeaWorld

Posted on August 21, 2014

How many times have you looked at someone’s dog and said, “my God, that pooch looks just like its master?”
You might have pondered yourself that being compared visually to your

Posted on August 17, 2014

Snow Monkeys’ producer and cinematographer Joe Pontecorvo and his wife Nimmida sought to capture the life
of Japanese Macaques deep within the snow-covered mountains of Northern

Posted on August 14, 2014

With a friendship spanning almost 14 years, Robin Williams met Koko, the gorilla, at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, CA back in 2001.

Posted on August 13, 2014

July 29th was an auspicious day. It marked the birth date of the first known surviving panda triplets. The 12-year-old
Chinese mother, named Juxiao (which translated means “chrysanthemum

Posted on August 11, 2014

The Internet is inundated to the point where some of our furry and feathered friends have their own YouTube Channels.

Posted on August 9, 2014

This past week, a new documentary series, titled, “Urban Animals” debuted on NYC Life TV station, August 5.
Headed up by the production team of Tony Sawicki, Hugo Lopez and Clover

Posted on August 5, 2014

The launch of multi-million dollar start-ups has become commonplace in today business milieu. Since the turn of the century, we’ve witnessed a lot of innovation.

Posted on July 30, 2014

As the Israeli-Gaza conflicts escalates, it's extracted a grave human toll. However, you won't see much reporting
about the affects of collateral damage. Yes, in addition to the

Posted on July 27, 2014

It's a darn good dog's life for canines who are members of families purchasing housing from Standard Pacific Homes.
This construction firm is believed to be the first to build and sell

Posted on July 23, 2014

There doesn't seem to be any end to the "Planet of the Apes," film
franchise. Not only has there been five flicks (including one remake)
and two TV series -- this week, yet another movie opens to break

Posted on July 12, 2014

Hummingbirds are enchanting creatures. They have a Disney-esque quality
to them that makes us question sometimes if they are real or fiction.
Their mesmerizing wing-flapping sets them apart from all of their avian

Posted on July 7, 2014

If you're familiar with Falcon cams which document the life-cycle of baby chicks (like the YouTube video I recorded at 101 Hudson Street
in Jersey City recently), you probable know how live-streaming can

Posted on July 4, 2014

Set, Match, Game on! Rufus, the Harris Hawk who keeps court at Wimbledon these days is in charge of keeping
the skies and course clear of pigeons and their infamous droppings.

Posted on July 3, 2014

During a Jimmy Kimmel TV late show taping on June 30th, Snoop Dogg went all Jane Goodall over
why ibexes butt heads. Except, instead of having studied the behavior

Posted on June 29, 2014

For those unfamiliar with the 1955 Cold War satirical novel and movie titled, '

Posted on June 28, 2014

Is it a coincidence that novelist Stephen King's suppositions about "Monarch Butterfly magnetism" in his fictional Under the Dome TV
drama (returning for a 13-episode second season on Monday, June 30th)

Posted on June 23, 2014

It's been long believed that parrots could only mimic human speech --
that they could not comprehend what they were taught to say. Differing
from that position, it's been scientist Irene Pepperberg's mission to

Posted on June 17, 2014

Must say. . . professional futbol players have an age-old tradition of conducting themselves in a very gentleman-like
fashion. As evidenced at this year's World Cup in Brazil, if one player

Posted on June 13, 2014

Animals seem to have leg up on the bookmakers when it comes to wagers made to determine winners in major sporting
events. But you got to hand it to our furry and reptilian friends -

Posted on June 10, 2014

Brazilian luxury magazine, TOP has
launched a brand new advertising campaign with a highly questionable
pitch. With an assist from their ad agency, ALMAPBBDO (now, say that one