Monday, May 18, 2015

Can quarantine laws be used against human stupidity?

By now you may have heard about Australia's death threat to Johnny Depp's fur-kids, Yorkshire Terriers Pistol and Boo, guilty of having been brought down under without observing the country's strict quarantine laws.

Pistol and Boo's presence in Australia was discovered after a grooming session at Happy Dogz in Queensland.

While it was wrong for Johnny Depp to ignore Australian pet laws, it was also wrong for Australia's agriculture minister Burnaby Joyce to upset dog lovers worldwide by emphasizing that Pistol and Boo would need to be euthanized unless they left Australia asap. He went as far as saying "It's time that Pistol and Boo bugger off back to the United States".

Since quarantine laws exist to prevent the spread of nasty diseases like rabies, why not use them to prevent the spread of human stupidity? Dachshund Daddy says it's a great idea, but it may be too late already. What do you think?


  1. that would be a good idea... sadly we only have rabies shots but there is no vaccine for human stupidity...but that could be much more important than the next i-phone :o(
    easy rider

  2. The only human I blame in this story is Johnny Depp. Momma and I used to like him, but we have NO respect for him anymore. He put his own precious dogs in danger, and also endangered all the dogs they would come into contact with, and all because he thinks he is so important and matters more than everyone else!

  3. We agree with your daddy : human stupidity is an incurable disease....Purrs

  4. Good idea. Pending a vaccine against stupidity, we'll have to rely on the Darwin Awards...

  5. Some peeps always think they're above the law. But we do not have many animal diseases that plague the rest of the world.

    Barnaby Joyce enjoyed his few minutes of fame.....wouldn't put it past him to bend a few laws himself.

  6. Let's hear it for Pistol and Boo
    Though J.D. didn't know what to do
    That gross P.R. blunder
    By officials down under
    Gives dog lovers "standing" to sue!


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