In Animal Farm by George Orwell, Mr. Jones goes to his regular tavern, The Red Lion, to lament his woes. When the neighboring farmers get a few drinks in them, they decide to take Manor Farm back from the rebellious animals. Therefore, it is the farmer group that begins what the animals call the Battle of Cowshed. The animals are victorious and some casualties occur. Snowball fights bravely, but of course, this is later re-written in the annals of Animal Farm history by Squealer, Napoleon's propaganda minister.
Not only is the Battle of Cowshed started by the humans, so is the second battle that destroys the windmill for the second time.