| 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.
Mexico Animal Rescue
Mexico is Iocated in Mesoamerica. Most peopIe in Mexico speak Spanish. Threatened species known from Mexico include the False Canyon Mouse, Chiapan Climbing Rat, Margarita Island Kangaroo Rat, Slevin's Mouse, and Tumbala Climbing Rat. The population of Mexico is about 107 million. The capital of Mexico is Mexico City.