This Indian American ‘Water Warrior’ Is Saving San Francisco Bay

The Quint

‘Water warrior’ Sejal’s passion for conservation has been shaped significantly by her childhood experiences. Riding an elephant, little Sejal started crying when she was about one-fourth the way up a hill to visit a fort, during one of her family’s vacations to India. Atlanta, US-born Sejal could not bear to see the torture being meted out to the poor animal: “I was visiting India, doing a touristy elephant ride in Jaipur. I broke down as the elephant was being whipped constantly to egg it on to climb the hill. It really bothered me and I demanded that I be let down. That is the moment I realised that the welfare of animals, how they are treated, mattered to me.”