Actor Johnny Depp has received a first and final warning from Australian officials this week after he smuggled his two dogs into the country with appropriate documentation.
The Star is in the country to film the latest ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie, and had brought his two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, along for the ride. Touching down via a private jet, Depp apparently thought he could get away without obtaining the appropriate certification and permits for the pups… but the Australian government thought otherwise.
Using his full name, Jonathan Christopher Depp, the authorities gave 51-year-old Depp and his new wife Amber Heard two options: get the dogs out of the country within seventy-two hours, or have them put down on Australian soil.
The Agricultural minister in charge of the case, Barnaby Joyce, disregarded fame as a reason to allow leeway of their strict policies, saying:
“If we start letting movie stars, even if they’ve been ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ twice, to come into our nation then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody. It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States. After that I don’t expect to be invited to the opening of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean.'”
The dogs were originally discovered by officials when a local dog grooming company posted a picture of the terriers onto their Facebook page, saying what an honor it was to have the Star as their latest client.
Looks like there’s two people who won’t be invited to the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ opening!