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Johnny Depp’s dogs face death

Published 14/05/2015

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp must remove his pooches from Australia immediately or they will be euthanised by the government.

The 51-year-old actor is currently in Oz filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, where he’ll be depicting his famous character Captain Jack Sparrow.

But Johnny has been censured by Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce for bringing his two Yorkshire Terriers into the country illegally.

"He has decided to bring in to our nation two dogs without actually getting the proper certification and proper permits required. It basically looks like he snuck them in," Minister Joyce told reporters, according to 612 ABC Brisbane.

"In my view, he's a great actor, Jack Sparrow, wonderful, but this is not an excuse for breaking our laws.

"We rely on people being honest ... most reasonable people say, 'I do have a couple of dogs, I'd better put that on the piece of paper.'

"If he really can't live without Pistol and Boo, if life is impossible without Pistol and Boo, he has to get them to go through the appropriate quarantine process where they would hold them in quarantine facilities like all the other dogs."

Minister Joyce claims authorities caught wind of the situation when Johnny was getting their fur maintained at a doggy salon.

The politician won’t stand for anyone breaking Australia’s biosecurity laws, including celebrities.

"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 euthanise them. He’s now got about 50 hours left to remove the dogs,” Minister Joyce said. "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.”

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