Video: Video: Chief of Danish zoo rationally defends the killing of a healthy young giraffe to an outraged BBC reporter. The giraffe was dissected in front of children for educational purposes and later fed to lions.

The chief of Copenhagen Zoo, Bengt Holst, whose decision to kill a healthy giraffe that was "surplus" provoked outrage, says that he likes "animals very much, and that's why I want to save them.".Sign up for Snowmail, your daily preview of what is on Channel 4 News, sent straight to your inbox, here: http://mailing.channel4.com/public/snowmail/remotebox.jsp Missed Channel 4 News? Catch up on the last seven days here: http://www.channel4.com/news/catch-up/ Channel 4 News weather forecast, with Liam Dutton: http://www.channel4.com/weather/ All the latest blog posts from the Channel 4 News on-screen talent: http://blogs.channel4.com/news/
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Chief of Danish zoo rationally defends the killing of a healthy young giraffe to an outraged BBC reporter. The giraffe was dissected in front of children for educational purposes and later fed to lions.

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