Convicted Felon & Animal Rights Activist Harass Wisconsin Wolf Hunters

Rod Coronado
Convicted Felon & Animal Rights Activist, Rod Coronado, Harass Wisconsin Wolf Hunters
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance

Columbus, OH –-( partaking in the annual Wisconsin wolf hunt are finding themselves with unwanted partners, as a group of animal rights activists, led by a known eco-terrorist, are taking it upon themselves to trail sportsmen in the field this season.

The group of animal rights activists, who call themselves the Great Lakes Wolf Patrol, are being led by none other than convicted felon and eco-terrorist, Rod Coronado. The former spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front is known for his violent and radical animal rights protests, which have put him on the wrong side of the law – including a stint in federal prison.

The animal rights activist has a long history of direct action, particularly through incendiary tactics. In fact, in 1995 he was sentenced to almost five years in federal prison after being found guilty of firebombing Michigan State University and destroying 32 years of research. In 2006, Coronado served a year in prison for giving a speech in San Diego on how to start an arson fire, and in 2004 he was indicted and sentenced to eight months in prison for disrupting an Arizona mountain lion hunt by dismantling a lion trap and spreading mountain lion urine.

And those are just a few of his violent acts.

Gray wolves were delisted from the Endangered Species Act in 2011 after it was determined they had exceeded recovery goals, prompting Wisconsin to open a wolf-hunting season in 2012. Coronado and his group plan to trail gray wolf hunters and trappers as a form of protest and say they “plan to investigate potential illegal kills.”

“This is another over-the-top move by a convicted violent animal rights activist,” said Nick Pinizzotto, USSA president and CEO. “Coronado is known for his extremism and I encourage all sportsmen to be very aware when they enter the field in Wisconsin. Hunter harassment is illegal and should be reported immediately.”

Hunter harassment is illegal in Wisconsin with strict guidelines under statute 29.083. The statute restricts anyone from interfering with lawful hunting practices and violators may face prosecution and/or jail time.

“Grey wolves were delisted from the Endangered Species Act using sound science to guide the decision, a fact that radicals like Coronado and his group choose to ignore,” said Pinizzotto. “I highly encourage all sportsmen to familiarize themselves with Wisconsin’s hunter harassment laws before hitting the field this season. Any illegal activity by Coronado and his group should be reported immediately.”

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  • 29 thoughts on “Convicted Felon & Animal Rights Activist Harass Wisconsin Wolf Hunters

        1. @m. Sara Podia is just another troll. If Sara said to the wolf pack, “I deserve to be on this earth just as much as you do.”, the wolves would disagree by tearing her throat out and devouring her, while she was still alive. I would laugh.

    1. Patricia you are awesome! Keep replying to their ignorant comments as long as you can stand it. Maybe, one of them will realize, hopefully, that they should simply stop and we will simply thank them.

    2. Have any of you “vegans” ever had a pair of leather boots or gloves? Guess where they come from. This ass clown disrupts my hunting he will be dealt with properly. We all have incisors, if you don’t know what they’re for look it up. We were born to eat meat if that isn’t to your liking don’t eat it. I love beef, venison,rabbit and chicken too. What we kill we eat and will kill what infringes on that right!

      1. In this day and age the need for hunting is passé. Wolf and coyote meat you don’t eat and the pelts aren’t worth much. The 3’S were mentioned so hunters are not above board and legal. If you didn’t do gut shots, burn them in their dens, or follow them back to the pack to annihilate them, then I would believe you’re a true hunter. You only hunt what you need and use most of it if not all. My ancestors were just that. Times are different so that isn’t going to wash either. Don’t wear leather boots or gloves. Wear no leather, wool, suede but I do like beef but even that is bought down south from humane farms.

    3. For those aghast hunting you should not verbally abuse those who do. You wouldn’t be here right now if your ancestors didn’t hunt. You say we are not carnivores and don’t need meat but how do you think your own ancestors got there protein back in the day and survived the winter months. They went out and hunted for food and furs to trade for things they needed and to make cloths and blankets with the furs. I come from all long line of hunters and we shoot to kill we were all taught through the generations that if you are not sure of your shot that you don’t take it. We are not cruel we make sure the animals that we kill FOR FOOD because we do eat it feel the least amount of pain as possible. We do our best to practice every year with our weapon whether it be a bow or a gun to make sure our aim is true. We utilize the animals hides and take them in to be tanned to make winter gloves and other products it does not go to waste. Obviously we can’t eat every single part of an animal such as a deer like the intestines and such but we do have a specific location on our land that we do put it for other scavenger animals to eat and utilize as food. Again it does not go to waste it is eaten by other animals that may have gone without food that day. We only kill to supply our family with meat it is very expensive in the store and I refuse to be a vegan when my body was created to process both meat and vegetables. We only kill the amount we need to get us through again we do not waste. If we know there is a high need for meat in our community for less fortunate people we will shoot an extra deer if we have an extra tag and give it to the local food pantry the program if you want to look it up is called hunt for the hungry and the local butcher actually process the deer for free and then it is delivered to the food pantry to hand out. This is a great program that I stand by 100%. It allows those who do not have money to be able to get food that otherwise wouldn’t be available at the food pantry. When hunting we are also carful to only harvest mature deer. We do not harvest any doe with fawns or if we see any fawns from last year with them. Our family rule of the must be of decent age with no young. You may think I’m cruel for hunting but was I cruel when we had an injured doe with twin fawns visiting our house and I bought her food high in protein because I could see her ribs from feeding her twins milk and being injured. Was I mean or cruel when I could walk within five feet of her and her fawns to put out food every single day rain or shine to help her through and to get her healthy. I think not I may hunt but I am not cruel to animals. I still have respect for them and I still try to help them get healthy if I am able. I am not always in the position to be able to aid an animal to get better whether it be in knowledge of what they need or the mere fact that it is a wild animal that I can not keep safe and let it continue to live in its natural habitat. If a local shelter needs to be called to get an animal so that they can help it I call. But yes I do hunt every year. I am a nurse and have worked in a clinic setting none of my patients think I’m cruel and they all know I hunt. I do not force those who do not like or want to hunt to do it but it always seems that the people out there who are against hunting think that everyone should agree with them and all hunting should stop. I do not expect people who don’t like to hunt to pick up a gun and be forced to hunt so why am I expected to stop. It is called respect of others opinions. I respect that there are people out there that don’t like hunting and that is fine that is their choice and their opinion and its ok because we have that right. But please do not be so quick to judge all hunters so quickly. Most hunters are not cruel like you think. Most hunters are animal lovers on some level. Some may love their dogs or some love horse and so on. Some may love nature and sitting up in a tree stand during bow while everything is quiet and sitting perfectly still while watching the activity and life of all the animals in the woods while going unnoticed. If you are against hunting can you honestly tell me that you have ever sat out in the woods in the fall perfectly still and just watched. It’s amazing watching the birds fly from branch to beach and the varies types of squirrels chasing each other from tree to tree chattering the whole time. Watching the turkeys stool by in their big group when they are getting ready to roost for the night. Seeing a late fawn wander by with her mother and being taught to be cautious. Watching an owl fly in to the tree next to you and listening to him hoot. It’s amazing how alive the woods become if you just sit still and listen and watch. But if I wasn’t a hunter I probably wouldn’t see that because how many people go in the woods and just still now a days. Most people will hike or run or a biking trail. That is not the same. Who has the time to just say I’m going to sit in the woods for absolutely no reason at all except maybe a painter could bring paints and try and recreate it or a photographer could try and get that perfect picture. But if you don’t have any of those skills have you ever truly just sat in the woods for hours without moving a muscle. If you haven’t you should try it and actually see what nature is about. But I do know one thing every hunter will know what I’m talking about because I know they have all sat out there like I have for hours without moving and have see the woods come alive around them while waiting for that perfect shot.

    4. All my best to those who protect the wolves. Pain and suffering to those who hunt the wolves. This is nothing more then psychopathic blood-lust to murder animals needlessly.

    5. The thing I don’t hunt, never have, never will. I don’t know how to use a gun either, but I’m not going to sit around and criticize hunters by any means. They at least are doing what they enjoy the legal way. These Wolf patrols don’t have any right in harassing hunters or setting up fake bait. He’s a criminal, mentally ill and a coward. Leave the hunters and their rights alone!!!

    6. I have heard speeches from Rod Coronado. He is a very peaceful man. Considering the action of dismantling an animal trap to be “violent”? The destroying of a lab conducting cruel research on animals is violent? No people have been harmed through his actions. Property destruction for a good cause is not a bad thing, as long as no one is hurt.

      1. Then let’s destroy YOUR property for a good cause. I think you are doing cruel things in your house. Blowing up your house is violent? Your children weren’t harmed by those actions.

        I think you’d probably disagree that property damage was okay for the cause!

      1. Looky you, talking of killing people. And you dare call them terrorists. If you are an animal, then hunters are terrorists.
        You call them terrorists. You value only animals. You wish people were dead. You’re either an animal or a psychopath.

    7. Leave the body there. The wolves will clean it up. FBI gets its job done for it, wolves get a free meal. What a nice guy he was. Unless your a vegetarian Phoebe, you just pay someone else to do your dirty work for you.

    8. Phoebe S.: We don’t “kill for fun”. We HUNT because it’s in our genetic code, as it has been for hundreds of thousands of years. And we are certainly not “terrorists”. The only mental illness represented on this site is YOURS. If you don’t want to hunt, DON’T. I hunt to put meat on the table.

      1. what a dumb u don’t need meat to survive or stay healthy ,that’s just another excuse to kill animals..Most hunters kill for pleasure and just to put the victims head on their wall ,and even eating them is not a good excuse since u not a carnivore your body doesn’t require any meat ,it harms your health and animals die for your greediness..Animals hunt for need you hunt for greed ,big fckin difference..And it’s not in our genes to hunt ,if it’s in your genes why do u use tools why don’t you hunt with your bare hand ??News flesh ,cause you didn’t built for hunting..Go ahead catch a deer without traps and guns and eat it raw like carnivores do..U need to cook the sh*t out of it to be “eatable” and u need to use guns to kill them cause your body never built for hunt..You use traps,guns and dogs to do the job for u..You are an insecure prick who find pleasure killing innocent animals, who can’t shoot back and don’t have chance against your guns..Hide behind a bush like a coward and shot an animal who don’t see you and can’t run away from your gun is not hunting,it’s murder..You know what they call people who enjoy killing and collect trophies of their victims??Psychopath..that’s what serial killers did too to their victims..You do it cause you are a small dick insecure prick not because you eat meat for your survival..U can buy some vegetables ,fruits ,nuts,grains instead ,pasta rice and healthy food so killing animals for your gluttony is not an excuse..Some people are just plain ignorant with no compassion I feel sorry for you and for your kids..

    9. Gee he stepped in the way of a shot and was hit instead of the wolf, AT least that is what the report should read when he does take one while he is out in the field. That would be one less eco-terrorist that would be on the loose, and a violent one at that. How easy would it be for a hunter to do just that???

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