| 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.
Cape Verde Animal Rescue
Cape Verde is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa. The population of Cape Verde is about 420,000. Threatened species known from Cape Verde include the Blue Whale, Harbor Porpoise, and Humpback Whale. The capital of Cape Verde is Praia. Most peopIe in Cape Verde speak Portuguese.