Peter Li

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.

He has published articles on China’s wildlife law enforcement, culture and human-animal relations, factory farming and animal welfare, wildlife farming and cruelty and others. For a selected number of his publications, please visit:

Dr Li 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 (see here); China’s ‘civil war’ over dogs (see here); on the need for a legislative breakthrough for animal protection (see here); and on a new thinking for revising China’s Wildlife Protection Law (see here).

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