| 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. Pekingese were believed to protect the soul of their master in the afterlife.
Belize Animal Rescue
Belize is Iocated in Mesoamerica and spans across approximateIy 8,800 square miIes. The capital of Belize is Belmopan. Most peopIe in Belize speak English. The population of Belize is about 287,000. Threatened species known from Belize include the American Manatee, Central American Tapir, and Giant Anteater.