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 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,

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Posted on October 31, 2015

Bats,
black cats, crows and spiders often get the bad rap for the creatures
most likely to scare on Halloween. But are they the only ones that go
bump in the night sending chills up and down your spine? Or are there

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Posted on October 29, 2015

America may not have royalty to put up
on a pedestal, but we do have one couple that comes pretty darn close . .

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Posted on October 28, 2015

The Mets might have lost the first game of the 2015 World Series by one run on October 27 —  but it certainly wasn’t
due to lack of support from its fans . . . namely those of the canine

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Posted on October 16, 2015

Nothing could ever right the wrongs perpetrated by NFL quarterback Michael Vick and his now infamous dog fighting
matches of 2007 -- even though he was caught and pleaded guilty to

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Posted on October 11, 2015

The bad news: While the ‘Pets on Trains Act of 2015’ was introduced on February 3, 2015 by Republican Representative Jeff Denham,
this bill has still not become law. If passed, it would allow

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Posted on September 13, 2015

The iconic beams of light that visually replicate the World Trade
Center's Twin Towers were turned off several times on the evening of
9/11. The annual “Tribute in Light”  disappeared shortly after 9 p.m.

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Posted on September 6, 2015

It was a heart-breaking story for the world to learn of the Smithsonian National Zoo’s panda-in-resident giving
birth to twins cubs (August 22), only to have one die days later.

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Posted on September 2, 2015

If U.S. Representative Jim Moran had had his way, the days of traveling circuses would have already come to an end. That’s right . . . “lions and tigers and bears . . .

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Posted on August 30, 2015

Betcha’ you’re thinking that with a headline like that, you might have missed some breaking news? What could this unlikely duo possibly have in common and why might they be found at the bottom of the sea, alongside Davy Jones’ locker?

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Posted on August 29, 2015

Octopi, the supposed plural of octopus, is a favorite among lexicologists. and fans of quirky terms, but there really
is no etymological basis for the word. The appellation was created by

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Posted on August 19, 2015

Do you know how many animals are unfortunate enough to have made the ‘rarest primates on the planet’
list? It's unthinkable that in the year 2015 the issue of endangered

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Posted on August 13, 2015

Who doesn’t remember Lassie, Toto and Rin Tin Tin?