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Johnny Depp has 50 hours before his dogs will be put down

Katie McKay-Phillips is a freelance writer and the creator of Ruffled Feathers, an online wedding and event style brand. She lives in Chicago with her husband, son and two English bulldogs. Katie is a Highland Games competitor and streng...

Did Johnny Depp really deserve such harsh treatment from the Australian government?

Johnny Depp is in trouble down under.

And it's not for any bad boy behavior. It's because of his dogs.

According to Australia's Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, Depp has a mere 50 hours left to get the dogs off Australian soil, or they will be euthanized.

Joyce told the press, "He decided to bring to our nation two dogs without actually getting proper certification and the proper permits required... It appears he snuck them in."

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Now you might think this is all blowing things a bit out of proportion. And while it may seem a bit theatrical, it really is a serious offense. Joyce explained why the country is taking Depp's Yorkshire Terriers Pistol and Boo's presence in their country so seriously, saying there are many diseases they would like to keep out of their country and, "If we start letting movie stars, even if they've been the sexiest man alive, twice to come into our nation, why don't we start breaking the law for everybody?"

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While all very true, right and I agree with him, he could have probably done without quite so much commentary about the actor, his good looks and definitely without the curt "bugger off" comment.

Depp is currently filming the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie, and there is currently no word on whether he has or will get the dogs out of the country in enough time to literally save their lives. Let this be a cautionary tale. Follow the proper procedures when taking your pets to another country, and let's hope Pistol and Boo stay safe.

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