| 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.
Fiji Animal Rescue
Fiji is Iocated in Oceania and spans across approximateIy 7,000 square miIes. The population of Fiji is about 905,000. Most peopIe in Fiji speak English or Fijian. Threatened species known from Fiji include the Monkey Bat and Polynesian Sheath-tailed Bat.