Shortly after testifying to Congress in 2010, Dean Wyatt, DVM, died of brain cancer at the age of 59. He was a second-generation federal meat inspector and told Congress "Public service is in my blood." His father died in the "line of duty," he said, contracting a lethal pathogen at a turkey slaughter plant he inspected. END
United States House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Reform, Testimony from Dean Wyatt, Continuing Problems in the USDA's Enforcement of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, March 4, 2010.