In 2003, Alberta (which is a province in Canada, which is part of North America) had a mad cow disease scare. If you don’t know what mad cow disease is, it’s a neurological disease that you get from eating tainted beef. Symptoms include insomnia, depression, personality and death. And, being eight, I was scared. Really scared.
My mother banned all beef from the house during that time. People were scared and she didn’t want any of us to get sick.