Reading out the figures in a shrill, rapid voice, he proved to them in detail that they had more oats, more hay, more turnips than they had had in Jones’s day, that they worked shorter hours, that their drinking water was of better quality, that they lived longer, that a larger proportion of their young ones survived infancy, and that they had more straw in their stalls and suffered less from fleas.

George Orwell

Animal Farm. Chapter 9. Squealer explains the “readjustment” of rations. Rations have been reduced again, except for the pigs and dogs.