This is a bit of a strange one, I must admit, but I truly don’t get why people don’t just… you know, abide by the law. Basically, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard recently arrived in Australia on a private jet. The problem is that they had their two dogs, Boo and Pistol, on board and they didn’t declare them. In Australia, you have to keep your dogs under quarantine for 10 days when you arrive to assure they don’t have any weird diseases. Since they didn’t do that, Australia told them to GTFO by Saturday or they’re gonna put the dogs down. Seems a bit extreme, don’t you think?
If Johnny, or more accurately … Boo and Pistol don’t hightail it out of Oz by Saturday — the country’s Agriculture minister says they will be put down.
A rep for Johnny — who’s down there shooting the 5th ‘Pirates’ flick — told the AP the dogs are under a “home quarantine” … but wasn’t more specific than that.
I’m confused – why would not having them in quarantine mean the dogs need to be killed? Like, honestly, what sense does that make? Maybe Johnny will be heavily fined, or the dogs will be taken by authorities for forceful quarantine or whatever, but to kill them just to make a point? Sorry, not seeing the logic in that one.
Pistol is Amber’s dog that she’s had for years and poses in photo shoots with and the like, and she’s a massive animal lover so I’m sure she’ll be kicking up shit over this. My question is why they didn’t just declare them LIKE THE LAW SAYS THEY SHOULD when they arrived. Obviously they thought they could just get away with it since they’re famous, and that it’s not a big deal because the dogs are healthy, etc, but rules are rules, man.
However, those rules should NOT mean dogs are “put down” if they’re not quarantined, especially when they’re clearly not stray/feral. Something weird’s going on there.