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 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

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Posted on January 31, 2016

 It's
a simple premise -- as old as the Golden Rule. Treat your pets the same
as you'd like to be treated -- the same as any other member of your
family. The water contamination and lead poisoning crisis that occurred

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Posted on January 20, 2016

As much as that fictional superhero
has occupied our zeitgeist for the last several decades, the science
behind man acquiring the DNA of Spider-Man is extremely low, according

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Posted on January 17, 2016

David Bowie’s body of eclectic body of work elevated songwriting,
performance art and acting to another art level. His contributions are

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Posted on January 7, 2016

Last year, Wikipedia posted ‘selfies’
taken by a female Indonesian macaque monkey with the disclaimer: “This
file is in the public domain, because as the work of a non-human animal,

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Posted on January 3, 2016

It might be the 21st Century, but according a few reputable sources,
there is approximately 30-percent of us who still fear flying the
friendly skies. With instances of plane crashes and those that have gone

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Posted on December 19, 2015

As Star Wars mania circumnavigates the
globe, pet owners will be happy to learn they can include their pets in

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Posted on December 16, 2015

As many of us learned in our high school biology classes of yesteryear,
the evolution of animals can take thousands of years, or more. Yes, you
might say it moves at a snail's pace. The process is of course different

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Posted on December 7, 2015

‘The Secret Lives of Pets’
will be a blockbuster when it premieres in the summer of 2016 if our
fascination with Internet cat videos are any indication. According to a

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Posted on December 4, 2015

 According to many animal advocates, this year had the highest
impact for animals, ever. And animal advocacy has had a long history
from the early teachings of Buddha

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Posted on November 28, 2015

We’re all familiar with real-life stories sometimes being stranger than
fiction. But how about an Aesop Fable? In the case of Aesop’s ’The Goat
and the Tiger’ we learn of a goat chastising a tiger from his protective

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Posted on November 19, 2015

While
some charity reports have stated that bequests to animal charities far
outweigh donations to human causes, and that there are more fundraisers
for animals, the evidence doesn't support this thesis. On November 11th,