Mr Jones as the owner of Manor Farm had power over the farm and the animals, because he was human, but was not corrupt. He was an alcoholic and as a consequence he badly mismanaged the farm. “Mr Jones…….. was too drunk to shut the pop-holes.” He did not treat the animals well and “without bothering to feed the animals…….. he immediately went to sleep on the drawing room sofa.” Nose rings and bits put into the horses’ mouths along ‘with whips in their hands” were used to control the animals. He also killed the animals when they had out lived their usefulness, “young pokers …… you will scream your lives out at the block” and the dogs when they are old “Jones ties a brick round their necks and drowns them.” Although Mr Jones mismanaged the farm and he was cruel, at no time did he lie or try to manipulate the animals, he had power but was not corrupt.