Johnny Depp’s Dogs Receive Death Threats… From The Australian Gove

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
Even the title of sexiest man alive won’t help you when you illegally sneak your dogs into Australia… as Johnny Depp is learning the hard way.

The Australian government doesn’t care that you’re considered the sexiest man in the world Johnny Depp. If you don’t leave the country in the next 72 hours, they’re going to euthanize your dogs.

Sounds harsh, right? So why would they want to put down the two adorable Yorkshire Terriers that belong to Depp and wife, Amber Heard? Did they attack someone? No – it turns out, the actor, who’s in the country to film the fifth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, Dead Men Tell No Tales, snuck Boo and Pistol in on a private plane. This didn’t sit well with Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, because Australia has strict animal quarantine laws to prevent importing infections.

In a recorded statement, Joyce doesn’t pull any punches with the Hollywood heartthrob. It’s hard to tell if he’s being serious… because he’s being so serious.

“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?” Joyce states with a straight face.

“It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States.”

The dogs had their cover blown when the pups were brought into a grooming salon called Happy Dogz in Maudsland, Queensland. They posted a picture on their Facebook page with the dogs and Depp, along with the caption: “It’s an honor to be grooming Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s two Yorkshire Terriers.”

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Depp and Heard are aware of the threat facing their furkids, as Biosecurity officials have visited the house the couple has been renting. According to a statement on the agricultural ministry website: “The dogs have been ordered into quarantine and the owners have been advised the dogs must be exported within 72 hours.”

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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