| 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.
Turkey Animal Rescue
Turkey is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 301,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Turkey speak Turkish. The capital of Turkey is Ankara. Threatened species known from Turkey include the Asia Minor Spiny Mouse and Tiger. The population of Turkey is about 70 million.