Peter J. Li

Peter J. Li
Subjects taught
Animal Law in Asia

Associate Professor of East Asian Politics

University of Houston-Downtown

China Policy Specialist, Humane Society International

Dr. Li is associate professor at University of Houston-Downtown.
His research focuses on China’s animal welfare policies and the country’s animal protection movement at a time of rapid social transformation. Dr. Li has published on China’s wildlife law enforcement, youth attitude towards animals, dog meat trade and companion animal protection, culture and human-animal relations, animal agriculture and food security, wildlife farming and politics, and others (For a selected number of his publications, please visit: . He also writes for the media on issues related to China’s animal protection issues. These include recent commentaries on China’s obligation to ban rhino and tiger trade (; China’s ‘civil war’ over dogs (; on the need for a legislative breakthrough for animal protection (; and on a new thinking for revising China’s Wildlife Protection Law (  Dr. Li’s book Animal Welfare in China: Crisis and Politics Development (University of Sidney Press) is forthcoming.

Dr. Li is a consultant for Humane Society International (HSI) on issues and collaborative programs with China.

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