| 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.
Namibia Animal Rescue
Namibia is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 318,000 square miIes. The capital of Namibia is Windhoek. Most peopIe in Namibia speak Afrikaans or German. The population of Namibia is about 2 million. Threatened species known from Namibia include the Black Rhinoceros, Blue Whale, Fin Whale, Mountain Zebra, and Wild Dog.