Amber Heard Hides A Dog In Latest Post, Mocking Government Investigation Again?

By Tyler Pisapia | 4 months ago

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Amber Heard is seemingly continuing to troll the Australian government by way of showing off adorable pups on Instagram. The Aquaman actress has had beef with the Australian government, specifically Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, who threatened to have her dogs put down over a travel debacle that took place in 2015 after she allegedly snuck her and then-husband Johnny Depp’s two dogs into the country without undergoing the proper procedures. 

On Monday, Amber Heard shared an image of herself wearing a long jacket on an elevator with a small dog tucked away in the coat’s left pocket. The adorable dog is poking its head and front right paw out of the coat as the actress smiles to the camera. She captioned the snap “Open Carry?!” While this might not seem like a direct jab at the Australian government, the idea of hiding dogs is a hot-button issue between Amber Heard and Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. It also comes just weeks after she shared a separate Instagram post in which she revealed that she had named her newest shaggy dog after the Deputy Prime Minister. Amber Heard’s distaste for Joyce began in 2015 when she went to visit with Johnny Depp in the country on a private jet with their two Yorkshire terriers, Boo and Pistol. 

Many may not be aware that Australia has very strict laws about animals coming in and out of its country. Joyce, who was the agriculture minister at the time, gave her the choice between sending the dogs back home to the United States or having them euthanized in Australia. Obviously, Amber Heard opted for the former, but Joyce didn’t stop there. She was forced to plead guilty to making a false statement on her immigration card before putting the pooches on the private jet to the Queensland set of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean. 

According to E! News, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp escaped a possible 10-year prison sentence and a fine of nearly $100,000 when Magistrate Margaret Callaghan gave the Magic Mike XXL actress a one-month $1,000 good behavior bond and essentially letting her off the hook provided she didn’t try to sneak any more dogs into the country for an entire month — which she didn’t. The couple also had to record an awkward video about not smuggling animals into Australia. 

As if that wasn’t enough motivation to make Amber Heard compare Joyce to a dog for the rest of her life, insult was added to injury during Johnny Depp’s recent defamation trial in which his former estate manager testified that Amber Heard allegedly asked him to falsify a claim about the dogs at the time of the 2015 incident. The Daily Mail reports that the Australian government responded by reopening an investigation into Amber Heard over the incident, since at the time, she’d claimed that improperly filling out her immigration card had been an accident she was unaware of. 

As for Amber Heard’s decision to name her latest dog after the Australian Deputy Prime Minister, he recently told The Australian that he was “fine” with the dog being named after him and, despite threatening to straight-up murder her two terriers seven years ago, said that he has “no problem with animals.” Instead, he noted that he feels a sense of “accomplishment” that he’s still in Amber Heard’s head after all this time.