Chickens are carried through a poultry slaughterhouse on mechanical arms. Alice Welch/U.S. Department of Agriculture hide caption toggle caption Alice Welch/U.S. Department of Agriculture The Salt Too Fast For Safety? Poultry Industry Wants To Speed Up The Slaughter Line WKMS October 27, 2017 The National Chicken Council says the move is needed to keep pace with international competitors. But worker and food-safety advocates say this could cause more stress and injuries.