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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Violating Australian Quarantine Laws

The actor and actress couple, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are facing the wrath of Australian officials for not declaring their dogs. Dogs, Pistol and Boo were brought into the Golden Coast ‘illegally’ and may have to be put down according to a government minister.

Everybody knows Johnny Depp(51) for his famous career in acting, and you may know his younger wife, Amber Heard(29), for her roles in Pineapple Express(2008) or Zombieland(2009).

Johnny Depp, well known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean(2003), has acknowledged the strict regulations for bringing animals into the country. This raises eyebrows, questioning, why would Depp and Heard ignore customs? Owners bringing their pets into Australia are warned profusely about the laws. They must obtain a permit and have numerous vet checks in addition to spending an extent of time in quarantine to adhere to the biosecurity regulations.

The dogs were placed into quarantine after being discovered in a pet salon. The couple has been given until Saturday to get their pooches out of the country, or they may have to be put down.

Since Agricultural Minister Barnaby Joyce announcing the dogs were to be killed if not removed, a petition to save them has spread. The petition has over 13,000 signatures.

Fingers are crossed worldwide for Pistol and Boo.

 

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