In the final chapter of the novella, Benjamin and Clover enter the barn and discover that the Seven Commandments have been painted over. The commandments have been replaced with one that simply reads: "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS." This contradicting statement underscores the inequality between the pigs and the other animals on the farm, which has existed since Mr. Jones's expulsion.
Although Animal Farm was founded on solidarity, equality, and the principles of Animalism, the pigs have enjoyed special privileges from the beginning. Shortly after old Major passes away, the pigs take a leading role in developing the principles of Animalism, educating the animals, and preparing them to rebel.
Following the Rebellion, the pigs become leaders of the farm and exercise their authority by establishing policies and managing the other animals. Napoleon, Snowball, Squealer, and the other pigs enjoy apples and milk in their mash and exempt themselves from arduous labor. They also label themselves "brainworkers" and spend the majority of their day organizing the farm. Shortly after Napoleon usurps power, the pigs segregate themselves from the other animals by living in the farmhouse, sleeping in beds, educating themselves, drinking alcohol, and exploiting the other animals' labor.
The final commandment reaffirms the privileged status of all pigs, which has existed since the inception of Animal Farm. The pigs have always enjoyed special privileges and controlled the other animals using various propaganda techniques since the beginning.