Australian Minister of Agriculture: 1, Johnny Depp: 0

By Tiare Dunlap
May 14, 2015 08:45 AM
Jun Sato/GC Images; Courtesy Amber Heard

Johnny Depp‘s dogs have fled Australia, having been ordered out by the country’s most outspoken spokesman.

Barnaby Joyce, the Australian Minister of Agriculture, announced via Twitter on Friday morning that the actor’s dogs Pistol and Boo have been relocated out of the country after he threatened to euthanize the animals, which Depp and wife Amber Heard flew into Australia illegally.

The dogs were put on a flight back to the United States, while the couple stayed behind, according to reports.

Joyce originally gave Depp two days to remove the Yorkshire Terriers.

“It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States,” Joyce said earlier this week.

Joyce was clearly quite ruffled by Depp’s noncompliance with Australia’s policy that requires dogs to be quarantined for at least 10 days upon entering the country. “Just because he’s Johnny Depp does not mean he’s exempt from Australian law,” he said.

Depp and Heard brought the dogs with them on a private jet last month. The Oscar-nominee is in Australia shooting Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales alongside Javier Bardem.

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