More than 35 guests celebrated the launch of Growl at Moose’s Kitchen on Friday, July 4.
The book launch party also took pride in the vibrant vegan community in St Leonards on Sea and Hastings.
Party goers included folks from the Hastings Vegan Dining Club, local creatives, and friends and neighbours. Zelly Restorick, who profiled me in Hastings Online Times, was among the guests.
Moose’s Kitchen ‘serves healthy, home-cooked meals, made with LOVE: Local, Organic, Vegan and Ethical ingredients.’ Moose and her colleague, Paul, kindly donated and served a variety of starters to the party.
Another local vegan business, Hastings Brewery, generously gave a keg of their Galaxy Pale Ale.
I welcomed everyone to the party and read part of the section from Growl called ‘Altruistic Love’ (p. 147-149).
My adoption by Boobaa and Honey transformed the anger I felt about animal exploitation through the Magical Connection. My altruistic love for Boobaa and Honey helped me to be a little more at peace with myself and with my presence in the world. These little dogs put flesh and blood on my understanding of what animal rights meant.
It was great to launch Growl with its first party with friends in the town where I now live. For many of us, Hastings and St Leonards on Sea is the vegan capital of the world.