There are two major issues with the logistics of these shipments, Demianowicz explained. Horses of a certain height are not supposed to be packed into crates with other horses. And the crates are generally just too small.
Infractions on these regulations happen all the time, according to Demianowicz. "The industry does this because it's a higher profit if they jam-pack the horses in the crates," she said. "If they were to follow regulations, it would not be as lucrative of a business."