Amber Heard: “We’re Going to Avoid” Australia After Johnny Depp Dog Fiasco

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard weren't pleased when Australia threatened to euthanize their dogs. Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Amber Heard may be promoting her upcoming film Magic Mike XXL, but she’s not afraid to bite during an interview. While chatting about the sexy new flick on Australia’s Sunrise morning show alongside costar Andie MacDowell, the actress not-so-subtly hinted that she’s not a fan of the land Down Under.

“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,” the actress, 29, replied when asked about her cute little pooches, Pistol and Boo, whom she shares with husband Johnny Depp. “I don’t know, I guess everyone tries to go for their 15 minutes, including some government officials.”

Barnaby Joyce, Australia’s agriculture minister, was the target of the actress’ snipe. The politician made headlines when he threatened to have the dogs euthanized because Depp had his pets flown in on a private plane in May without documentation. Australia has very strict biosecurity laws for pets coming into the country, which includes medical testing, proof of vaccinations, blood work, and more to ensure that the animals are healthy.

“There is a process … you get the permits, they go into quarantine, then you can have them,” Joyce had explained in a radio interview. “If we start letting movie stars … to come into our nation, why don’t we just break the laws for everybody?”

Depp, 51, who was in the country filming the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, had the dogs flown back to Los Angeles before the deadline.

Sunrise’s co-hosts weren’t impressed with Heard’s comments, though.

“That’s a bit disappointing,” Samantha Armytage noted after the interview. “She should be more respectful of our quarantine laws.”

David Koch agreed, griping, “Hollywood types. They think they’re a bit above the law.”

Magic Mike XXL opens nationwide July 1.

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