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Amber Heard claims she and Johnny Depp will avoid Australia 'from now on' after authorities threatened to euthanise dogs

Heard took a swipe at Agriculture Minister who told dogs it was time they 'b**gered off back to the United States'

Heather Saul
Monday 29 June 2015 13:36
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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard pictured in Santa Monica, California in January, 2015
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard pictured in Santa Monica, California in January, 2015

Amber Heard claims she and her husband Johnny Depp will likely boycott Australia for the foreseeable future after they were forced to remove their dogs or face having them euthanised.

Yorkshire Terriers Pistol and Boo were returned to the US in May after authorities accused Heard and Depp of bringing the dogs into the country illegally on a private jet, where Depp was filming the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean instalment.

All animals entering Australia must be screened to prevent the spread of rabies. The Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, told the dogs it was time they “b**gered off back to the United States” in an extraordinary press conference after he was notified of their presence.

Heard took a swipe at Joyce during an interview to promote her new film Magic Mike XXL, telling the Sunrise network: “I have a feeling we're going to avoid the land Down Under from now on, just as much as we can, thanks to certain politicians there.

“I guess everyone tries to go for their 15 minutes [of fame], including some government officials.”

Joyce was a vocal opponent to the animals' presence in Australia and suggested Depp return his pets on the “same charter jet he flew in on”.

He said at the time: "If you start letting movie stars - even though they've been the sexiest man alive twice - to come into our nation (with pets), then why don't we just break laws for everybody?” he said.

"They know our laws, abide by them."

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