You rationalize DUI/DWI as not nearly as bad a crime, maybe because you do it? Whats the difference between you drinking and driving and Vick running a dog fighting ring? How many HUMANS die a year as the result of drunk driving?
If you know there is a possibility of killing someone while you are drunk behind a wheel, yet you still do it doesnt that make you just as guilty as Vick? maybe even a psychopath as you say.
See as far as the death camp. Thats how you view it. But someone who is raised around that atmosphere wouldnt see it as anything but a money maker, a possible way out. They would rationalize it as they arent hurting anyone just dogs they dont care about. Is it wrong? YES. But its the streets.
As far as the environment excuse as weak. Easily said by someone who didnt have to grow up in the ghetto. I was blessed with strong parents, ones who would not let me stray. Some people arent born with 2 great parents. Most kids in the hood dont have father figures to guide them in the right direction. So what happens to these kids? They turn to gangs or something they can do to make money ie drugs dog fighting etc. These are common things in any ghetto USA.
In case you havent heard public schooling in the ghetto is terrible. So yeah while we each have the ability to make decisions we dont always make the right ones. Nor do each of us have the same amount of help afforded to us.
Last I will quote naughty by nature. "If you ain't never been to the ghetto
Don't ever come to the ghetto
'Cause you wouldn't understand the ghetto"