Does the average Chinese man give two hoots about the dog being kicked to death or boiled alive? I think not, and therein lies the difference.
There are plenty of videos available of chicks being ground alive in factory farms. It is very common for lobsters to be boiled alive in all parts of the world. We pack them into cages so tight that they cant spread their wings for their entire lives. We castrate them, we cut off their tails, and their horns so they can fit tighter into cages.