The CJLS wimps out - re: Rubashkin PETA scandal
If what Rubashkin is doing is so wrong, why don't our rabbis come right out and just say that Rubashkin's meat is treif? Or at least "not recommended," as the kashrus agencies like to put it.
Jeez, the fundamentalist wing of the Orthos has no compunctions of shutting down a kosher food vendor over "moral" issues having nothing to do with the kashrus of the food, why don't Conservatives have the guts to do the same? At least "za'ar ba'lei chayim" is a real moral issue.
So no more Rubashkin or Aaron's Best meat products for me!
As they say: "Better you should eat treif, than Rubashkins."
On the other hand, the way Agriprocessors was slaughtering the animals, maybe Rubashkins meat is treif.
So what's a good apikorus to do?