| 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.
Tajikistan Animal Rescue
Tajikistan is Iocated in West and Central Asia. The population of Tajikistan is about 7.3 million. Most peopIe in Tajikistan speak Tajik or Russian. Threatened species known from Tajikistan include the Markhor, Snow Leopard, and Tiger. The capital of Tajikistan is Dushanbe.