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!

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Posted on June 4, 2016

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

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Posted on May 25, 2016

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

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Posted on May 19, 2016

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

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Posted on May 17, 2016

In Prospect Park, Brooklyn, today, the forecast might read: ‘sunny with a good chance of goating.’  That’s
right . . . this park right about this time of year is overrun with

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Posted on May 12, 2016

I know the title of this editorial is a bold question to ask,
particularly from a blogger and cartoonist who has no political clout to
make it happen. Nonetheless, in the name of animal advocacy, I would

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Posted on May 9, 2016

For those who’ve been following the horrific inferno that erupted in
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, there appears to be some good news on
the horizon. Canadian officials are actually reporting a turning point

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Posted on April 30, 2016

The consideration of dogs as a food product is unfathomable by U.S.
standards. The term “dog meat” is deemed unconscionable by most
societies. Yet, the practice of butchering canines for human consumption

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Posted on April 25, 2016

Photographer, Brandon Stanton has experienced a meteoric career boost
over the course of the last six years transitioning from a starving
photographer to a worldwide celeb. The premise behind his success was a

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Posted on April 21, 2016

If you’re an entrepreneur living in a concentrated area with more than
135,000 licensed dogs and 1.2 cats for every dog, and you’re not a
veterinarian, you might just start thinking about developing a business

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Posted on April 12, 2016

Over the years I’ve written a number of blogs pertaining to the People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization's critiques of
the use of animals in films. From Katy Perry’s making of her music video

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Posted on April 9, 2016

When one mentions Angus Bulls, it’s
hard for most of us carnivores not to think of a succulent juicy steak
dinner. However, to the contrary, vegetarians and one award-winning TV

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Posted on April 1, 2016

Inbound marketing firm HubSpot,
which has built a solid reputation of increasing traffic to websites is
promoting another form of traffic this year — namely, herding pets and

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Posted on March 30, 2016

While gorillas are often characterized in film as wild and mean-tempered jungle beasts, there’s
too much evidence in the real world that suggests the contrary. These
magnificent creatures are not only our closest cousins on the

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Posted on March 26, 2016

The political season this year in the States has been one big super non-ending dose of ‘Reality TV.’ Nobody could have scripted what Americans and the world at large has laid witness to over the course of the last six months — and there doesn't s

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Posted on March 24, 2016

As SeaWorld finally phases out Orcas whales as an attraction, animal
advocacy groups and animal lovers at large are pleased to finally
witness the impending end of whales bred in captivity. This means that

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Posted on March 14, 2016

Like his fictional counterpart Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz,
“Dindim the Penguin” seems be of the inclination “there’s no place like

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Posted on March 9, 2016

There’s now scientific evidence a tweet from a Japanese great tit might make more sense than those created by humans.

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Posted on March 7, 2016

Pet owners don’t just take their dogs and
cats to the veterinarians when they are sick. Often, healthy pets can
serve as the best aid for other pets who are sick or injured.

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Posted on March 3, 2016

The tides are turning literally and figuratively in bringing the heinous
act of whale hunting to an end. Conservationists are hopeful that their
successful efforts in shuttering one commercial whaling shop in Iceland

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Posted on February 27, 2016

The story of Santa and his flying reindeer might be based on some historical fact.
It appears that in Siberia, reindeer (the animal North Americans call
caribou) are indigenous — and so is a hallucinogenic mushroom that goes

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Posted on February 26, 2016

Now, that we’re
into the thick of the political race for the presidency in the United
States, political caucuses have come under scrutiny as to their

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Posted on February 24, 2016

The
only difference between a small pig and a tinier pig is the name,
and perhaps to fracture the famous quote made by our favorite
Elizabethan Bard: “a pig by any other name would smell the the same.”

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Posted on February 18, 2016

A lot of speculation has been directed towards the GOP and Democratic
contenders for the number one seat in the land. But what about their
household pets (or lack thereof) that may or may not be taking up

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Posted on February 11, 2016

Humans have age limits as to what they can biologically accomplish
during their lifetime. It's a fact that the ability to bear a child
diminishes as females get older. However, the demography of motherhood

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Posted on February 6, 2016

It might sound a bit like a flight of fancy training birds of prey to down
drones in banned air space — or a reality-is-stranger-than-fiction