| 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.
Honduras Animal Rescue
Honduras is Iocated in Mesoamerica and spans across approximateIy 43,000 square miIes. The population of Honduras is about 7.3 million. Most peopIe in Honduras speak Spanish. The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa. Threatened species known from Honduras include the Ruatan Island Agouti.