QUEENSLAND, Australia — Back in May, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s two dogs were brought into Australia without proper certification. Having brought Pistol and Boo on their private jet, without proper permits, violated the country’s biosecurity laws. Animals entering Australia are required to spend a minimum of 10 days in a quarantine center. The couple were ordered to remove their dogs from Australia within 72 hours.
“If we 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 the laws for everybody?” said Barnaby Joyce, the agricultural minister of Australia.
“It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States.”
This week, Heard, Depp’s wife, has been charge with two counts of illegally importing animals. She has also been charged with providing a false document.
Heard has been issued a summons to appear in court on September 7 where she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years behind bars and a fine of over $75,000. The false documentation carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a fine of over $7,000.
Heard is likely to be present in court in September. Hopefully, the couple will leave the dogs in the United States this time around.
What is yet to be explained is why Johnny Depp hasn’t been charged.