| 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. All modern Pekingese are descended from five dogs rescued for Queen Victoria during the Second Opium War. When British troops reached the residence of the Chinese Emperor, the guards killed all but these five dogs to prevent them falling into the hands of the enemy.
Belgium Animal Rescue
Belgium is Iocated in Europe and spans across approximateIy 11,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Belgium include the Northern Right Whale, Bechstein's Bat, and Eurasian Otter. Most peopIe in Belgium speak Dutch or French. The population of Belgium is about 10 million.