| The Pekingese was once believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. 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.
Belgium Animal Rescue
Belgium is Iocated in Europe and spans across approximateIy 11,000 square miIes. The population of Belgium is about 10 million. Most peopIe in Belgium speak Dutch or French. The capital of Belgium is Brussels. Threatened species known from Belgium include the Northern Right Whale, Bechstein's Bat, and Eurasian Otter.