Australia Threatens To Euthanize Johnny Depp’s Dogs
Johnny Depp brought his two Yorkshire terriers with him to Australia, and now the country is threatening to euthanize the animals if he doesn’t get them out by Saturday.
Depp is in Australia filming “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and Australia’s Minister of Agriculture Barnaby Joyce said the actor had 50 hours to send them back to California, USA Today reports.
In a televised statement, Joyce said Depp brought his pups into “our nation, despite not getting the proper certification and the proper permits required. Basically it looked like he snuck them in.”
“If you start letting movie stars — even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice — to come into our nation [with pets], then why don’t we just break laws for everybody?” Joyce said.
“It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States.”
Australian import laws require animals that enter the country to spend ten days in a quarantine facility to ensure the dogs are disease free and prevent the spread of non-native diseases such as rabies, ehrlichia, leishmania, leptospirosis and internal and external parasites.
A rep for Depp has not responded to USA Today’s request for comment.