Ben Harris of the JTA has posted must hear audio from his interview with Agriprocessors' owner Aaron Rubashkin.
Rubashkin says, among other things, that his son Sholom was never Agriprocessors' CEO, calling him…
…Agriprocessors' "Vice President."
Ben Harris also posted audio excerpts of his interviews with haredim who are customers of Rubashkin's Borough Park butcher shop.
Listen to these Borough Park Jews say over and over again that, no matter what Rubashkin did or did not do to his workers, no matter how abusive, no matter what secular laws or Jewish laws were broken – they will continue to buy Rubashkin meat.
These haredim argue violations of halakha outside the area of kashrut do not effect the kashrut of meat. They see no moral or halakhic reason to avoid buying Rubashkin product, apparently ignorant of rulings from Rabbi Moshe Feinstein and other leading rabbis of previous generations that appear to contradict them.
One man even claimed he did not know that the Torah had any laws governing how workers are treated.
All in all, a sad commentary on the fallen state of today's Orthodox Judaism.