I see your points defenently. But dog fighting was around even when bull baiting was leagal. I hear people say oh dog fighting came along cause it could be hidden. Well it was leagal so wht was the point of it needing to be hidden.
I also think you shoul know that the unfortunant event of the stolen dog while sad, has nothing to do with dog fighting in the essence of what the true dogger would have done in the day of the real ABPT. Beacaus they did not use bait dogs, it would be contradition to train your dog on a dog that was not game. I find it funny that people will say how great the breed is but it would be better". Well yes dog fighting did aid in the bad name o the breed, but It is gamensess and the non human agressing that was bred in by true dog men that make the breed great.