Johnny Depp‘s dogs have been threatened with death by Australian authorities.
The Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has revealed the Hollywood hunk has just 50 hours to remove his two Yorkshire terrier pooches from the country or they will be ”destroyed,” as the actor failed to adhere to quarantine laws and instead ”snuck” the pooches in.
The politician said: ”It’s time that Pistol and Boo b*****ed off back to the United States. He’s now got about 50 hours left to remove the dogs. He can put them on the same charter jet he flew out on and fly them back out of our nation. We found out he snuck them in because we saw him taking them to a poodle groomer. Now Mr Depp has to either take his dogs back to California or we’re going to have to euthanize them.”
The 51-year-old actor – who wed actress and model Amber Heard earlier this year – is spending time in the country while filming Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales but may have to fly the canine companions, Pistol and Boo, out if he doesn’t want them killed.
And although the measure seems extreme, the Agriculture Minister went on to say the star’s status did not exempt him from the strict quarantine laws.
He told 612 ABC Brisbane: ”Just because he’s Johnny Depp does not mean he’s exempt from Australian law. There is a process if you want to bring animals in, you get the permits, they go into quarantine and then you can have them. You start letting in movie stars, even though they have been the sexiest man alive twice, who come into our nation, why don’t we just break the laws for everybody. If dogs come in and they have rabies … the whole life in Brisbane changes. They won’t be so sympathetic to Depp at that point in time.”