| 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.
Ecuador Animal Rescue
Ecuador is Iocated in South America and spans across approximateIy 109,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Ecuador speak Spanish. Threatened species known from Ecuador include the Galapagos Rice Rat, Spiny Rat, Blue Whale, Colombian Weasel, and Fin Whale. The population of Ecuador is about 13 million. The capital of Ecuador is Quito.