| 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.
Ukraine Animal Rescue
Ukraine is Iocated in North Asia and spans across approximateIy 233,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Ukraine include the Mediterranean Monk Seal and European Bison. Most peopIe in Ukraine speak Ukrainian or Russian. The population of Ukraine is about 46 million.