In the very first sentence of the first chapter of George Orwell's novel, Animal Farm, we find the owner of Manor Farm, Mr. Jones, "too drunk to remember to shut the popholes." Jones loved his liquor too much, just as the next leader of the farm, Napoleon, would.
It was Benjamin who first realized the true final destination of Boxer. He pointed out what was written on the side of the truck in which Boxer was being transported. Before Muriel could read it herself, Benjamin spelled it out for them: "Alfred Simmonds, Horse Slaughterer and Glue Boiler."