CLIVE Palmer reckons there's more important things to worry about, like drough-stricken farmers, rather than Johnny Depp's fugitive dogs.
The Member for Fairfax has weighed on the doggie quarantine issue, saying Barnaby Joyce should concentrate on helping Australia's battling farmers rather than arking on about Johnny Depp's dogs.
Mr Palmer has accused the Coalition Agriculture Minister of making Australia an international laughing stock with his campaign against the movie star's pets Pistol and Boo.
"The simple solution would be to put the dogs into quarantine today, rather than threaten to kill them,'' Mr Palmer said.
"This is nothing but an embarrassing act of grandstanding by Barnaby Joyce which will result in a bad reputation for Australia and hurt the struggling film industry on the Gold Coast.
"Barnaby should do something about drought relief rather than involve himself in this sideshow.
"His actions could potentially put the movie project in jeopardy and damage our relationship with the US, costing thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in exports."