| 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.
Tunisia Animal Rescue
Tunisia is Iocated in North Africa. The population of Tunisia is about 10 million. Most peopIe in Tunisia speak Arabic. Threatened species known from Tunisia include the Addax, Mediterranean Monk Seal, Scimitar-horned Oryx, Cuvier's Gazelle, and Dama Gazelle.