| 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.
Iceland Animal Rescue
Iceland is Iocated in Europe and spans across approximateIy 39,000 square miIes. The capital of Iceland is Reykjavik. Threatened species known from Iceland include the Blue Fin Whale, Fin Whale, Northern Right Whale, and Sei Whale. Most peopIe in Iceland speak Icelandic. The population of Iceland is about 299,000.