Old Major calls a meeting of all the animals in the big barn. He announces that he may die soon and relates to them the insights he has gathered in his life. Old Major telss the animals that human are the sole reason that "No animal is misery and slavery."
Late one night,the animals manage to defeat the farmer, Mr John in a battle , running him off the land.They rename the property animals farm and dedicate themselves to achieving Major's dream.
When Mr Johns reappears to tack back his farm, the animals defeat him again, in what comes to be known as the Battle of the cowshed and take the farmer abandoned gun as a token of their vactory. However, Npoleon and Snowball increasingly quibble over the futureof the farm, and they begin to struggle with each other for power and influence among the other animals.