It seems that Johnny Depp realized that the wisest thing to do would be to fly his dogs back to the US. The whole story is linked to the actor’s mistake of bringing his two pets to Australia without permits or a period in quarantine. Allegedly, the two Yorkshire terriers, Boo and Pistol, received death threats because Depp disobeyed Australian animal import laws.
Well, Johnny moved quite fast after finding out that his pets were not safe and quickly arranged their transport back to the US. The actor’s reaction came after Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce warned the star that his dogs would be euthanized if their owner lacked the right permits to bring them into the country. Barnaby gave the star two days to send his dogs out of the country, threatening that in case the actor would fail to do so, his pets would be euthanized.
“They obviously got on the plane in the United States without telling the United States authorities that they were leaving. Technically, if they absconded [without] the proper process of authorization in leaving the States, does the U.S. recognize that they’re here? They’re stateless dogs,” Barnaby said, explaining that he actually worried that the dogs would not be able to return to the US after all because they had no permits for that.
So, what Barnaby was trying to say is that if Depp failed to get the permits he need to take his dogs to Australia, he most likely also failed to get the right permits to leave the US. “The question is if he breached our laws, then did he follow the correct laws in the U.S.? My worry is will the U.S. let them back in? If not … will they have anywhere to go?” Barnaby went on to say. “We can’t make an exception for Johnny Depp. We have strict laws for a good reason.”
Well, Johnny Depp has not commented on the case, so it is yet to find out if the actor’s dogs returned to the US and if they are safe.