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Aussie minister threatens to euthanise Johnny Depp’s dogs

Johnny Depp has been told his dogs must "bugger off" back to the USA
Aussie minister threatens to euthanise Johnny Depp's dogs

UPDATE: Johnny and Amber are reportedly leaving Australia with their dogs tonight, but before they fly out the couple are due to be questioned by quarantine officials over how they got the dogs through customs in the first place.

Johnny Depp has been forced to put his two pet pooches on a plane back home after they were threatened with euthanisation in Australia.

The 51-year-old actor travelled to Brisbane last month with wife Amber Heard to shoot the next film in the popular Pirates of the Caribbean series – and it seems he brought his dogs Pistol and Boo along for the ride.

However, Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said Johnny had failed to complete the proper process and get the right permits for bringing his dogs into Australia – and he even threatened to euthanise them if they weren’t sent back.

“If we start letting movie stars, even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice, to come into our nation then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody?” Mr Joyce said in an interview.

“So it’s time for Pistol and Boo to bugger off back to the United States,” he continued.

The dogs were reportedly discovered after they were pictured at a pet grooming salon on the Gold Coast, and were ordered into quarantine shortly afterwards.

Johnny was given 72 hours to export his pets back home, and it seems he has since made the necessary arrangements to do so. Earlier today, Mr Joyce told the BBC his department had been informed the couple were “organising for the dogs to be sent back to the United States”.

Johnny and his wife, actress Amber Heard.

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