Rod Coronado doing a demonstration.
July 3, 1966 – Born in San Jose, California
1985 – Joined the Sea Shepherd at age 19
1985- Threated a police officer while working under the Sea Shepherd. Rod Coronado was arrested in Scandinavia.
November 7, 1986 – Infiltrated a whaling station in Reykjavik, Iceland.
1987-1990 – Allegedly worked under PETA.
1992 - Lived underground for three years until discovered by authorities from Michigan State University
1991 – Acted as a media spokesperson for the Animal Liberation Front, while committing “Operation: Bite Back”
February 28, 1992 – Rod Coronado was charged for the arson of the Michigan State University research facility. $1,200,000 substantial damage.
September 27, 1994 – Became arrested by officials on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation near Tucson, Arizona
1995 – While in jail, Rod Coronado retracted his statement of being “An open opponent of the ALF.”
1999 – Rod Coronado publishes an article relating the Federal Government targeting the Animal Liberation Front. “Feds Escalate Hunt for ALF.”
November 30, 2002 – Announced some of his arson attacks were on behalf of “Operation Bite Back.”
2003 – Closed a statement saying, “You know, those people - I think they should appreciate that we're only targeting their property. Because frankly I think it's time to start targeting them."
March 24, 2004 – Arrested for involvement in an Earth First! campaign for mountain lions. He conspired to injure an U.S. Forest Service officer . He was sentenced to 8 months in prison.
2005 – Held an interview with 60 Minutes
December 13, 2005 – He was found guilty with co-defendant Matthew Crozier for a fellow conspiracy to injure a government official, and destruction of governmental property.
2006 – Went to jail for displaying public acts of ALF's actions. He was trialed against an unfair Federal Agent.
April 8, 2006 – Sentenced to federal jail for committing federal conspiracy.
March 27, 2008 – Sentenced to prison for 366 days for a previous speech in 2003. Known as the “Hillcrest Trial.”
December 25, 2008 - released from prison. in Oklahoma