Dale Peterson has written about anthropology, art, computers, literature, psychiatry, and travel, but his primary subject is animals: their lives, meaning, and fate. He has traveled the world, from South America to Africa and Southeast Asia— looking for wild animals. He's also examined how people treat animals, conducting undercover investigations in the U.S., surveying wild animal meat markets in Central Africa and Asia, interviewing gorilla hunters and elephant marketers in Africa, and following the trail of illegal animal body parts from northern Burma into China. His friendship with Jane Goodall has lent yet another angle…