| 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.
Bhutan Animal Rescue
Bhutan is Iocated in South and Southeast Asia and spans across approximateIy 18,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Bhutan speak Dzongkha. The population of Bhutan is about 2.2 million. The capital of Bhutan is Thimphu. Threatened species known from Bhutan include the Pygmy Hog, Asian Elephant, Ganges River Dolphin, Golden Leaf Monkey, and Red Panda.