| 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. 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. Pekingese were believed to protect the soul of their master in the afterlife.
Brazil Animal Rescue
Brazil is Iocated in South America and spans across approximateIy 3,286,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Brazil include the Black-faced Lion Tamarin, Brazilian Arboreal Mouse, Capuchin, Golden-rumped Lion Tamarin, and Brazilian Spiny Shiny Rat. Most peopIe in Brazil speak Portuguese. The population of Brazil is about 188 million.