| 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.
Iraq Animal Rescue
Iraq is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 168,000 square miIes. The capital of Iraq is Baghdad. Threatened species known from Iraq include the Cheetah, Dugong, Eurasian Otter, Humpback Whale, and Lesser Horseshoe Bat. The population of Iraq is about 26 million.