Not the dogs! Anything but the dogs!
Last month, Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard traveled with their two adorable Yorkshire Terrier pups — Pistol and Boo — to Australia where the 51-year-old actor is currently filming the 5th Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
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The only problem?
The photogenic couple smuggled the woofers ILLEGALLY!
According to Australian law, canines are supposed to be quarantined for at least ten days to make sure they don't bring any diseases into the country's sensitive ecosystem. Also, dogs have been known to kill sheep.
Well it turns out that if Mr. Depp doesn't fly them back to California in two days, they will be euthanized!
And who exactly is threatening Jack Sparrow's little boogers? Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce!
The politician found out about the dogs "because [officials] saw [Johnny] taking them to a poodle groomer." He's given the thespian the following message:
"It's time that Pistol and Boo buggered 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.
And don't think Mr. Joyce is going to excuse the Mortdecai performer's actions just because he's an A-list movie star.
"Just because he's Johnny Depp does not mean he's exempt from Australian law… 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?"
However, that's not to say Barnaby isn't a fan!
"In my view, he's a great actor. Jack Sparrow, wonderful. But this is not an excuse for breaking our laws."
Johnny has yet to release a statement.
We just hope Pistol and Boo make it out alive! They are just way too cute!
[Image via WENN.]
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