| 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.
Taiwan Animal Rescue
Taiwan is Iocated in East Asia and spans across approximateIy 13,000 square miIes. The population of Taiwan is about 23 million. The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. Most peopIe in Taiwan speak Mandarin Chinese. Threatened species known from Taiwan include the Asiatic Black Bear.