| 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.
Israel Animal Rescue
Israel is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 8,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Israel include the Mediterranean Monk Seal, Arabian Oryx, Buxton's Bird, Mt. Hermon Field Mouse, and Nubian Ibex.