They're hearing us.
Aug 26, 2013 — BLM has responded to petition already and (urged) referred us to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who is responsible for the tortoises. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife has updated their VM with info about the tortoises. They say they are only euthanizing those which are too ill to return to the wild or that pose a threat (disease) to general populations.
The expert in this article estimates the number to be euthanized in the hundreds:
Here's the # BLM has asked us to call for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and I have added them as a recipient of your signatures here as well.