| 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.
Ethiopia Animal Rescue
Ethiopia is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 435,000 square miIes. The population of Ethiopia is about 74 million. Most peopIe in Ethiopia speak Amharic or Oromo. Threatened species known from Ethiopia include the African Wild Ass, Bilen Gerbil, Ethiopian Wolf, Walia Ibex, and Black Rhinoceros. The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa.