It seems a bit extreme, don't you think?
Johnny Depp has two adorable Yorkies named Pistol and Boo, and luckily for all, the Australian government has decided to spare their lives.
Depp outraged Australia when he snuck his dogs into the country on his private Gulfstream V jet, circumventing Australia's strict biosecurity rules. Australia's customs requires that dogs have paperwork, get a course of rabies shots, then be tested to prove they are negative for rabies, and go through a quarantine period before being allowed on Australian soil.
The Australian government had originally announced they would confiscate and euthanize Depp's dogs. Luckily they have relented, and allowed him to fly them home unharmed, as long as they left by a deadline. Depp complied this time, and his dogs have been spared.
And let that be a lesson to us mere mortals - don't try to sneak your pet into Australia!