Last year, actor Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attempted to sneak their Yorkie terriers, Pistol and Boo, into Australia while he was there on an acting gig. Unfortunately they got busted, despite being on a private charter flight. High-handed Australian authorities decided to the proper way forward was to threaten to put the dogs down. That did not happen, thanks to a lot of lawyers and completely useless expense, and in the end Heard and Depp admitted to the charge, paid a $1,000 "good behavior bond" (whatever that is), and were required to publicly shame themselves in a video that no doubt makes ISIS and the Taliban green with envy.
Former Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce -- the high-handed official who threatened to kill the two tiny dogs -- posted the video it to his Facebook page, no doubt thrilled that the background and equipment used to make the video made it look exactly like a hostage extortion video -- which it certainly was.
Well played Australia; you managed to make yourself look like complete ninnies while reminding the world that bureaucrats, the world over, are generally incapable of common sense.