Dr Peter J. Li

China Policy Specialist, Humane Society International

Dr Li is an Associate Professor at University of Houston-Downtown and a China Policy Specialist for the Humane Society International. 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 articles on China’s wildlife law enforcement, culture and human-animal relations, factory farming and animal welfare, wildlife farming and cruelty and others. He also writes for Hong Kong and Beijing’s English language newspapers on current events.

In recent commentaries published, Dr Li called on the Chinese authorities to outlaw domestic ivory sales and to re-invent a wildlife protection law for safeguarding the common interest of humanity. Dr Li is a consultant for Humane Society International on issues and collaborative programs with China. 

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