| The Pekingese was once believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. 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.
Iran Animal Rescue
Iran is Iocated in West and Central Asia. The population of Iran is about 68 million. Threatened species known from Iran include the Iranian Jerboa, Persian Mole, Baluchistan Vole, and Iranian Shrew. Most peopIe in Iran speak Persian or Turkic.