In Animal Farm, George Orwell spends little time describing Mr. and Mrs. Jones of Manor Farm, but the description we do get portrays them as lazy, no-good folks. Mr. Jones is a drunk, and he expects the animals to do all the work on the farm. The animals are fed just enough to get by, depicting the Jones' couple as stingy with little compassion for their animals. The animals think of their human owners as slave drivers, who only think of themselves.
"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself" (Orwell 29).
So when the animals finally rebel, they are easily able to chase the cowardly Jones' off the farm. Mr. Jones tries to put up a fight, but he is quickly overtaken by the animals, and Mrs. Jones hears all the commotion, sees what is happening and quickly packs a bag. She goes in another direction and is able to safely leave the farm. Lazy, slave-driving cowards are words that best describe Mr. and Mrs. Jones.