I does not state pet photos on this forum, but it does on the People Photography Forum:
I'm sorry if I upset you but the poster of the image asked.
Sorry about this discussion on your post.
Seems like as good a place as any to have this discussion, for others may be interested.
It does not state macro, landscape, B&W, sports, etc. either, but I see examples posted here all the time, and most do not lose any sleep over it.
Why a pet would be considered more "people" than "animal" is beyond me.