| 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.
Eritrea Animal Rescue
Eritrea is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 46,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Eritrea speak Afar or Arabic. The population of Eritrea is about 4.7 million. Threatened species known from Eritrea include the African Wild Ass and Wild Dog.