| The Pekingese was once believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. Historically, the theft of a Pekingese in China was punished by death. Chinese were once required to bow down to Pekingese. Pekingese were believed to protect the soul of their master in the afterlife.
Azerbaijan Animal Rescue
Azerbaijan is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 33,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Azerbaijan include the Armenian Birch Mouse, Argali, Bechstein's Bat, Caspian Seal, and East Caucasian Tur. Most peopIe in Azerbaijan speak Azerbaijani Turkic.