| 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.
Uzbekistan Animal Rescue
Uzbekistan is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 172,000 square miIes. The capital of Uzbekistan is Tashkent. Most peopIe in Uzbekistan speak Uzbek. The population of Uzbekistan is about 27 million. Threatened species known from Uzbekistan include the Markhor, Snow Leopard, and Tiger.