Johnny Depp and Amber Heard made an apology video for bringing their dogs to Australia

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have always felt very strongly about Australian biosecurity laws. It just took a possible 10-year jail sentence to get them to speak out.

The video, which if you can't tell through Depp's Jack Sparrow-esque mumbling, was part of Heard's guilty plea to an Australian court on the charge that she and her husband brought their dogs into the country without following the proper quarantine procedures.

The normal procedure to bring a pet to Australia involves filing for a permit and having the animal spend 10 days in quarantine. But when traveling to the country for the filming of the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie (yes, another), Depp and Heard brought their two Yorkshire terriers in on his private jet.


The dogs' names are Pistol and Boo.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce was the one who posted the apology video online, and probably had the most Australian-sounding comments ever made about the whole affair.

"Every nation has something that they're red hot about, and we're red hot about our biosecurity requirements in this nation," Joyce told the AP. He previously had said "It's time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States."

Depp and Heard are far from the first Americans to run afoul of Australia's biosecurity laws. The Simpsons ran into similar issues during their 1995 visit.

It's okay, the U.S. is ready to welcome its chagrined celebrities and their dogs back with open arms. Just as soon as we get an apology video for Mortdecai.

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