and consider my idea to solve the prison space shortage.
Remember, forget the ethics, for one second.
Right, now I'm firmly opposed to animal research. I think its barbaric, and the results, in my eyes, haven't been strong enough to let it continue.
Now, testing drugs/cosmetics/other products on convicts (of serious crimes: rape, murder, paedophilia, terrorism)would be BETTER in three ways:
1. You can kill them once you've done the testing - empty the prisons.
2. Innocent animals won't be tortured.
3. The ecological validity of the research will be MASSIVELY increased.
I'm serious. Its a good idea. Sometimes, you've got to be cruel to be kind, and killers, rapists, kiddie fiddlers and terrorists will be able to put their bit in, in two ways - freeing up prison space AND helping further medical and scientific research much faster.