| 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.
Laos Animal Rescue
Laos is Iocated in South and Southeast Asia and spans across approximateIy 91,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Laos speak Lao or French. The capital of Laos is Vientiane. Threatened species known from Laos include the Javan Rhinoceros, Kouprey, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, and Black Gibbon.