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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp to 'avoid' Australia after dogs faced death sentence


Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

Amber Heard is going to "avoid" visiting Australia following the incident with Johnny Depp's dogs.

Last month the 29-year-old actress and her handsome husband made headlines after the actor flew his Yorkshire Terriers Boo and Pistol to the country without declaring them. This prompted Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce threatening to euthanise the dogs if they were not sent back to the US and Johnny reportedly put the pooches on a private jet straight away.

The incident has irked Amber and during a recent chat with US TV show Sunrise, the blonde beauty voiced her annoyance.

"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," she sighed.

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

She added that Pistol was with her at the time, and that the dog is doing well.

The actor has taken his two dogs home to the US after an Australian minister threatened to euthanise them for failing to go through quarantine.

It's thought the private plane cost Johnny and Amber around $300,000 to get the pups back in one piece and Minister Joyce previously told TMZ that a "hefty fine" may have to be paid. Such crimes in Australia are known to land people in jail for around ten years.

"You start letting in movie stars, even though they have been the sexiest man alive twice, who come into our nation, why don't we just break the laws for everybody," the politician is said to have told 612 ABC Brisbane.

"If dogs come in and they have rabies ... the whole life in Brisbane changes. They won't be so sympathetic to Depp at that point in time.”

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