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Welcome (back?) to Animal Person Redux!

As you may know, I began blogging in May of 2006 with “Barbaro Made Me Do It” and continued daily, and sometimes twice a day, for about four years. Though I went vegan over two decades ago, I also became an ex-vegan about a decade later for a few years. Fortunately, I evolved into that rare breed, the ex-ex-vegan, but I had a terrible flaw in my thinking that was responsible for my advocating certain animal products (happy meat, anyone?). That’s when I started blogging.

My original tagline was: Mary Martin, PhD deconstructs the language, ethics and economics of our relationship with nonhuman animals, and it was apropos most of the time. The doctorate I earned from New York University in the early 1990s was just one symptom of my lifelong preoccupation with language and learning. But I also wrote about:

  • atheism, which I haven’t found compelling evidence (or any evidence) to stray from;
  • the abolition versus welfare debate, which in my opinion I spent far too much time on;
  • Project Treadstone, which is a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) effort I accidentally started in 2009;
  • “Thinking Critically About The Animals We Use” (pages for translations are above);
  • my own greyhounds as well as greyhound racing;
  • canine diabetes (Violet Rays is diabetic); and
  • the adoption of my daughter, Baby Sky, and raising a vegan baby.

That’s a lot, but I mention it all because the Search box to the right and above the social media links is now your best friend. If you’re new to Animal Person you now know the topics I wrote about most frequently. It really is the fastest way to locate possible matches for what you want if you want to look around. When it comes to language as a topic, things are a bit trickier, and I suggest searching for the exact word or phrase you’re thinking I may have addressed (“humane,” “compassionate,” etc…). I’ve also written book reviews and discussed veganism as a social justice issue (and how it intersects with environmentalism, among other issues), both here and over at Animal Rights and AntiOppression.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you come by again soon.

Mary Martin, PhD

Animal Person


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  1. Mike Grieco #

    Animal Person, here you are! 🙂 Nice to see you again…and, thanks for your return. Hope all is well. Back, but never really left 😉

    For The Animals!

    May 22, 2012
  2. Hello Mary Martin! I keep hoping to pop in on Animal Person to see that I’m months behind on catching up to your posts… Keep hoping you’ll find that precious time to share your thoughts again. Oh well – I realize you’re using your time wisely and lovingly on greater good elsewhere. Miss you! Happy New Year in 2013!

    December 28, 2012
  3. Hi Mary,

    I’m glad I found your blog here.

    I like the critical thinking aspect of animal advocacy. I’m also big on educating the public about what is really going on with how we view and treat animals. I also like to be solution oriented.

    So, that’s what I like about you and your blog the most.

    I poked around a bit and read your 4 page Animal Abuse Critical Thinking PDF. It’s a very good starting point and overall view of animal abuse packed into a short and easy to digest document.

    I’m looking forward to reading through your blog posts. I hope it’s okay if I start from the front and work my way backwards on your blog. If not then please email me and I’ll try to find your first post – the “Barbaro made me do it” post and work my way forwards.

    Your blog seems to be what I was looking for – critical thinking. I’m looking forward to your posts.

    =^..^= Hairless Cat Girl =^..^=

    January 7, 2013
  4. For Violet. Life flowed in the light vast sky, a mule deer saguaro for sure, but with ears of a prickly pear. Why is it looking? that never says a word. Do not deny science so careful rule out cultural construct, thought perfectly permanently anthropomorphically anthropocentric intrinsic a bug, collaborations of grasshoppers, semantics of earth, terra obligata, terrestrial imperativita. I tell you the bones are made of subway tubes.

    January 18, 2013

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