Row over Johnny Depp’s dogs: Shock jock tells Aussie minister he’s an ‘absolute …

15 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Johnny Depp’s dogs could be left stateless, says Barnaby Joyce.

In Australian, even Johnny Depp isn’t above the law. Hollywood star Johnny Depp’s pet dogs could be left stateless if the United States does not let them back into the country, after Australia ordered them to get out or face being put down. The 51-year old actor did not declare the two Yorkshire terriers, Boo and Pistol, when he landed in Brisbane airport on his private jet last month, in contravention of Australia’s strict quarantine and biosecurity laws. They’re stateless dogs.” Depp and his wife Amber Heard are preparing to leave the Gold Coast, where Depp is filming the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, on Friday night.

On Thursday, authorities issued their ultimatum: Either Depp gets Pistol and Boo out of Australia by this Saturday, or the government will have no choice but to kill the adorable little dogs. They have not spoken publicly to the media to explain whether they had intentionally deceived authorities, or whether an error was made in the paperwork. The agriculture minister did not step back from the threat to put the dogs down, saying Australia’s strict biosecurity laws were in place to protect local flora and fauna. “Quite obviously, my preference is not to have to destroy these two dogs.

In 2013, the Agriculture Department even launched an investigation into Katy Perry album’s Prism because its packaging included a packet of flower seeds. But if we get caught in a corner, that is what we do, and we are not going to make an exemption for Mr Depp or anybody else,” Joyce said. “Don’t take this as a joke.

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