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2509, 2009

Operation Bite Back: Rod Coronado's War to Save American Wilderness

By | September 25th, 2009|Categories: Operation Bite Back, Reviews|Tags: |0 Comments

Rod Coronado's most spectacular act of eco-sabotage occurred on the evening of November 8, 1986. Coronado and David Howitt, both about 20 years old and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, sought to do nothing less than cripple Iceland's whaling fleet and draw attention to countries flouting a global ban on the hunting of whales then in place. Camouflaged in dark rain gear and ski masks, they first destroyed the Hvalfjordur whaling station, smashing its computer control room, confiscating record books to prove that Iceland was still killing whales, and dumping expensive repair equipment into the fjord.