Johnny Depp has less than two days to remove his dogs from Australia or they will be killed, according to a leading politician.
The country's Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce claims the actor, who is Down Under filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and his wife Amber Heard failed to declare their two pet pooches when they arrived by private jet last month (Apr15).
Under Australia's strict import laws, dogs must be quarantined for diseases for a minimum of 10 days, and government authorities reportedly visited Depp's rented home on Wednesday (13May15) after the owner of a dog grooming parlour shared a picture of the two Yorkshire terriers, named Pistol and Boo, on social media.
Joyce issued the ultimatum on Thursday (14May15), saying, "Mr. Depp has to either take his dogs back to California or we're going to have to euthanise them... He's now got about 50 hours left to remove the dogs. He can put them on the same charter jet he flew out on and fly back out of our nation.
"If we start letting movie stars even though they've been the 'sexiest man alive' twice to come into our nation, then why don't we just break the laws for everybody?... It's time that Pistol and Boo b**gered off back to the United States."
Depp's spokesman Brett Chant told the Associated Press the dogs were in "home quarantine" but did not disclose details.
A petition has been created online at Change.org urging Joyce to save the pets. It had reached more than 6,300 signatures as WENN went to press.