When Australia's agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce found out that Johnny Depp and wife Amber Heard had smuggled their Yorkies into the country, he issued a rabid—er—rapid response: "It's time that Pistol and Boo bugger off back to the United States." The couple had circumvented measures in place to keep diseases like rabies out of the country.
Things got so heated that Joyce threatened to euthanize the dogs if they weren't removed from the continent by today ... and it looks like they made it out be a well-groomed hair.
Depp chartered a pricy private plane and spirited the dogs out of danger last night. According to the Daily Mail, the police presence at the Brisbane airport was something out of a movie, with armed security on hand to receive two dogs that probably weigh less than 20 pounds total.
Depp is in Australia filming "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," the fifth installment of the popular series.