Investigation Into Amber Heard Over Viral Dog Incident

You already know that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were involved in two trials Amber Heard testified in both cases, where a variety of topics came up including the criminal proceedings they faced in 2015 when she illegally smuggled their dogs Pistol and Boo into Australia. This reportedly led to another investigation, and now a former parliament member in the country has explained why the case really was “serious,” despite some people taking it as a joke.

Barnaby Joyce was the Minister for Agriculture during the Amber Heard dog incident in 2015. In a recent interview with Law & Crime, Joyce explained why it is so serious:  "There’s two things. Australia is an island continent. And we take as sort of our national identity, biosecurity incredibly seriously. Other countries might take religious laws incredibly seriously, they might take espionage laws very seriously, but we take biosecurity laws incredibly seriously. The reason being it would decimate our economy." You have a range of things – rabies, we don’t have rabies in Australia. A lot of people go bushwalking. I’ve got wild dogs around here… I’m a farmer. And you know it would change the whole complexion of how our nation would run. We’re very aware of what happens if there’s an incursion of rabies or screw fly, or the big one we’re watching out for is foot and mouth. And so we come down like a ton of bricks on people who would decimate our regional economies, change our standard, our way we live in our nation, and force up the cost of living!"

It’s unclear if the Pistol and Boo incident will lead to more legal trouble for Amber Heard, but the Australian Department of Agriculture did say in June the case was “ongoing,” confirming “allegations of perjury by Ms. Heard” were being looked into."


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