Animal welfare in China: Culture, Politics and Crisis

Peter J. Li

In Animal Welfare in China, Peter Li explores the key animal welfare challenges facing China now, including animal agriculture, bear farming, and the trade and consumption of exotic wildlife, dog meat, and other controversial products. He considers how Chinese policymakers have approached these issues and speaks with activists from China’s growing animal rights movement.

recommended reading for anyone interested in anthrozoology in the context of Chinese society and Chinese history more broadly, and could be considered essential background reading for operational advocates, academic researchers, and international agriculture policy-makers working in the region.

- Michelle Sinclair

Animal studies

Peter J. Li

Since 2002, Dr. Li has been teaching at the University of Houston-Downtown. His areas of specialty include China’s domestic and foreign policies, China’s environmental & wildlife policy, political and social transformation under conditions of economic modernization.

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