According to TMZ, “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor, Johnny Depp who arrived in Australia recently with a private jet failed to comply with the country’s strict quarantine law pertaining to pets and biological objects. The actor reportedly brought in his 2 Yorkshire Terrier pups with him for his trip but failed to declare them at the point of entry.
Australia has a very strict law which requires the quarantine of the dogs for 10 days at the minimum and the actor also failed to comply with that order as well. TMZ quoted the country’s Agriculture Minister saying that if he doesn’t follow the laws of the land within a few days of his arrival, the dogs will be put down, citing that the law is the law and all foreigners have to respect it.
CNN has since reported that the actor’s two beloved dogs are expected to fly back to Los Angeles by private jet on Friday – as they had to leave the country before Saturday to avoid being euthanized. However, the actual amount the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star is paying to send his dogs home has not been declared, but hiring such a plane, according to CNN’s Australian affiliate 7 Network, can cost over $400,000.
Johnny Depp is in Australia to shoot a sequel of the ‘Pirate’ which has garnered a wide audiences worldwide.