Johnny Depp‘s dogs could pay the ultimate price at the hands of the Australian government.
The actor flew into Australia on a chartered plane with his two Yorkies, Pistol and Boo, but failed to obtain the proper permits required by law.
“Mr. Depp has to either take his dogs back to California, or we’re going to have to euthanize them,” Australian agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce said in an interview with ABC Brisbane.
The law requires permit and a quarantine process for animals in order to keep diseases out of the country. Joyce also suggested Depp use the same plane he flew in on to fly the dogs home before it’s too late.
“The way this works is if we are going to make an excuse for Johnny Depp because he’s got a private jet and brought in his dogs then I suppose you have to start making exemptions and excuses for everybody,” Joyce said. “It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States.”
Representatives for Depp have not returned TheWrap’s request for comment.
Depp is in Australia shooting the latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. Depp will be reprising the role of Jack Sparrow, a character who garnered him an Oscar nomination in 2004.
TheWrap exclusively reported in March that Depp had injured his hand on set and flew back to U.S. to undergo surgery.