Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade - Fur Is Dead!

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Posted March 12, 2008 by peta2 staff

Hello again my friends! I have another Fur Is Dead supporter that I am very excited for you to meet: Derek Sanders!

You may recognize him as the fur-free singer of the awesome Tallahassee band Mayday Parade. If you haven’t heard their most recent record, “A Lesson in Romantics” then you should check it out! It was produced by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel, All Time Low) and the tracks were mixed by Mark Needham (My Chemical Romance, The Academy Is). So really, how can it not be amazing? Be sure to catch peta2 AND Mayday Parade at this summer’s Vans Warped Tour!


Check out our Q&A with Derek about the campaign:

What do you define as your personal style?
Casual. I’m a jeans and t-shirt kinda guy.

Do you have any fashion “do’s” and “don’ts”?
I have a terrible sense of fashion. Aside from your basic “no blacks with browns” I’m as dumb as they come.

Why do you choose not to wear real fur?
I don’t see the point, plus it’s just cruel.

What is your favorite animal? Why?
Dogs, they’re so loyal and friendly!

Do you have a favorite vegetarian dish? If so, what is it?
Does macaroni & cheese count? Maybe I should just say salad.

Mmmmmmm, Isha makes a mean vegan mac and cheese . . .

Keep checking the peta2 blog for more about the awesome people taking part in the “Fur Is Dead” campaign!


Oh, and please sign the 100,000 Strong Against Fur Pledge if you haven’t already!



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  • 1596 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    i freaking love mayday parade and im super happy tht more bands like mayday parade tokio hotelthe agonist etc. are doing good stuff for theese beautiful animals and i agree wth dereck i dont see the point of using fur its stupid and fur SAY NO TO FUR!! <3

  • 2363 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    OMG. i love mayday parade there my most favourite band ever! i really want them to do a concert in melbourne or shepparton because they have alot of fans out here and people would pay big money to see them in concert
    !!! please come to australia and do a concert in melbourne or shepparton. PLEASE! ILY MAYDAYPARADE! And i want you to meet one of my friends band a legion defiled otherwise known as upon deaf ears. They are really good and i want them to be noticed. and its really cool about the fur is dead thing! x

  • 2412 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Marry me?

  • 2625 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Mayday is amazing! I saw them last year in Gainesville and it was ridiculous!

  • 2675 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    omfg i love mayday parade there one of my all time fave bands!!!, i had no clue he was veg.!!!
    i only knew he sponsered the fur is dead campaighn,! i met the band yesturday at warped tour, there sooo nice. i got to give a hug, i was like gonna cry i was so happy :)))
    i love himomfg i love mayday parade there one of my all time fave bands!!!, i had no clue he was veg.!!!
    i only knew he sponsered the fur is dead campaighn,! i met the band yesturday at warped tour, there sooo nice. i got to give a hug, i was like gonna cry i was so happy :)))
    i love him<3

  • 2813 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    I’ve always loved Mayday Parade for how their lyrics are extremely deep and emotional – I can really connect with them. The guys are also wicked nice, and this just proves that they feel strongly about many issues in their lives, and I’m right there with them on this one :)

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]



  • 2818 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    OMG!!!!! i love mayday parade they’re so awsome they’re not like all those preppy square singers out there they’re like more punk and man theyre awsome!!!you guys have the greatest job thats like my greatest dream to meet them

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