| 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. Chinese were once required to bow down to Pekingese. 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. 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.