A pigman using the default texture pack.

Pigmen are provokable mobs in Minecraft. They spawn in very large groups, averaging at around 10 pigmen. Pigmen can drop up to two porkchops. All of the porkchops that they drop will always be cooked. They can be a very serious threat when provoked, as their range is larger than yours, meaning that they can hit you from where you can't hit them. They also carry a gold sword, meaning that they can deal considerably high damage. Pigmen are only found in the Nether, making them the second easiest obtainable source of porkchops, albeit cooked ones