Coronado, Rodney (1966–)

aka Jim Perez, Martin Rubio

Rodney Coronado, a member of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), was the first radical animal rights activist to serve time in a federal prison for his actions against animal exploitation in the United States. In 1995, he was sentenced to 57 months in prison for his involvement in ALF's five-state antifur campaign during the early 1990s.

Coronado became involved in animal rights early in life, claiming that a documentary film on the slaughter of harp seals converted him into an activist at age 12. By 18, he had joined the Sea Shepard Conservation Society, an antiwhaling direct-action organization founded by Paul Watson in 1977. Watson's goal was to inflict economic damage on whaling and other marine industries, by using his boat, the Sea Shepard, to disrupt whaling activities and even ram whaling boats at sea. Coronado was an engineer on ...

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