| 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.
Algeria Animal Rescue
Algeria is Iocated in North Africa and spans across approximateIy 919,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Algeria speak Arabic. The capital of Algeria is Algiers. The population of Algeria is about 32 million. Threatened species known from Algeria include the Addax, Mediterranean Monk Seal, Cuvier's Gazelle, Dama Gazelle, and Wild Dog.